Professional Development Materials for the Principals' Academy for the CCSS - Macomb ISD

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It is important to analyze the K-12 Standards along with the three Appendices. Please print these materials:

CCSS for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: K-12 and College and Career Ready Anchor Standards

CCSS ELA/Literacy Appendix A: Research and Recommendations Supporting Each Strand of the CCSS (including a glossary of key terms)

CCSS ELA/Literacy Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

CCSS ELA/Literacy Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing with Annotations

Suggested Sequencing for CCSS Professional Development

CCSS Professional Development PowerPoint - This PowerPoint provides an overview of the purpose and structure of the CCSS and research that supports CCSS implementation.

Professional Development Guided for the CCSS - This document provides estimated times and a printable overview of the activities listed below.

Activity #1 (Slides 1-3) - Setting the Stage

Participants view the Turn, Turn, Turn Video #3 and use the "Setting the Stage: Portrait of a Literate Individual" placemat to record their thinking.

Discuss and list examples of each student characteristic.

Setting the Stage Placemat

Activity #2 (Slides 4-13) - Exploring the Structure of the CCSS

Participants work in teams to complete "A Treasure Hunt through the CCSS and the Appendices."

Treasure Hunt Activity

Treasure Hunt Key

Activity #3 (Slides 14-20) - Appendix A: Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards

Participants reflect upon a challenging class or subject studied in college and discuss what made the class or subject difficult? Debrief discussion.

Participants use Appendix A to complete a Guided Highlight Read on Paragraphs 1-4 (page 2, Appendix A).

Participants use the highlighted words to write a one-sentence summary on what they have just read.

Participants Jigsaw the following five sections:
- Foundational Skills (pp. 17-22)
- Writing (pp. 23-25)
- Speaking & Listening (pp. 26-27)
- Language (pp. 28-31)
- Vocabulary (pp. 32-35)

At each table, assign responsibility for reading sections. Each person identifies the three most important ideas from the section and records notes on the
"Jigsaw Graphic Organizer." Once completed, participants share their finds with the group.

Reflection: What are the implications of this information for curriculum, instruction, and assessment?

Appendix A Jigsaw Activity

Appendix A Participant Worksheet

Appendix A - Guided Highlight

Activity #4 (Slides 21-28) - Appendix B: Text Exemplars Part I

Participants read To Kill A Mockingbird excerpt (page 107, Appendix B).

Participants read the "Text Complexity Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee."

Use OKAPI to analyze the Quantitative Measures of
To Kill a Mockingbird (model the site to the group).
OKAPI Website

Reflection: What do you notice about the three levels of text complexity (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Reader to Task)? How will this influence your selection of linking texts?

Text Complexity Rubric - Informational

Text Complexity Rubric -Narrative

Reader to Task Consideration Handout

Text Complexity Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Activity #5 (Slides 29-34) - Appendix B: Text Exemplars Part II

Participants read the passage from The Tipping Point (page 179, Appendix B). Use the Text Complexity Bookmark to record your analysis of the passage.

OKAPI to analyze the passage for Quantitative Measures (model the site to the group).
Use the Informational Text Rubric to analyze the passage for Qualitative Measures.
Use the Reader to Task Consideration Handout for Reader to Task Considerations.

Participants will compare their findings with other group members.

Text Complexity Bookmark

Text Complexity Rubric - Informational

Reader to Task Consideration Handout

Activity #6 (Slides 35-40) - Overview of Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Standards

Participants learn about the structure of the additional ELA strands.

Reflection: How will these standards serve your students?

Activity #7 (Slide 41) - SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

Participants will learn about future assessment plans.
Please check it out!