Recorded Webinars - Fall 2012
English Language Arts Core Academic Standards: Three Major Shifts
This three-session webinar series provides information about the three major shifts that are outlined in the Missouri English Language Arts Core Academic Standards. Each session includes a discussion of one of the shifts and implications for instruction.
Session 1: Determining Text Complexity
This session explains how to determine text complexity using the three-part approach described in Appendix A of the Common core State Standards.
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- Presentation handout
- Text Complexity: Qualitative Measures Rubric - Literature
- Text Complexity: Qualitative Measures Rubric - Informational Texts
Session2: Text Dependent Questions and Close Reading
This session explains how to guide students to read closely to determine what a text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it. Rather than asking students questions about their prior knowledge or experience, the standards expect students to wrestle with text dependent questions: questions that can only be answered by referring explicitly back to the text in front of them.
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Session 3: Opinion and Argument Writing
This session will describe why students need to learn how to write opinions in grades K-5 and arguments in grades 6-12 as recommended by the ELA Core Academic Standards.
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