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.