Pennsylvania Core Standards 101

Report
Pennsylvania
Core Standards
101
(aka: Everything you’ve always wanted to
know but were afraid to ask.)
Assess your current thoughts
and comfort with the PA Core
Standards
PA Core ELA Standard
CC. 1. 2. 3. A
PA Common
Core
English
Language
Arts
Grade
Level
Standard Categories:
1 Foundation Skills
2 Reading Informational Skills
3 Reading Literature
4 Writing
5 Speaking and Listening
5
ELA Assessment Anchors and
Eligible Content
E. 03. B-K. 1. 1. 2
Grade
Assessment
Anchor
Anchor
Descriptor
Reporting Categories
A = Literature Text
B = Informational Text
A-K and B-K = Key Ideas and Details
A-C and B-C = Craft and Structure/Integration of
Knowledge and Ideas
A-V and B-V = Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
C = Writing
D = Language
Eligible
Content
5
ELA Instructional Shifts
#1
Balancing Informational and literary text
#2
Building knowledge in the disciplines
#3
Increasing text complexity
#4
Text-dependent questions and answers
(close reading)
#5
Writing from sources
#6
Building academic vocabulary
Math Standards
Standards for
Mathematical Practice
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning
of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and make sense of regularity in repeated
reasoning.
Jan 28 2014
10
In English Language Arts:
• Incorporate into instruction more text
dependent questions that require students
to read a text closely to determine what it
says explicitly and to make logical
inferences from it.
• Have students read more non-fiction and
complex texts.
• Focus writing instruction substantially on
writing to inform and structure an argument,
not only writing stories.
In Mathematics:
• Focus instruction more on the few key
topics emphasized in each grade in the
standards.
• Emphasize problem-solving and real-world
application.
• Rigor: In major topics pursue conceptual
understanding, procedural skill and fluency
and application with equal intensity.

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