Day 8 Standards and Objectives

Understanding the Common
Core Standards and
Planning Lessons to
Address The Standards
So far…
In the middle of…
Past Learning Objectives
Review the challenges of teaching students how
to make inferences while reading
Launch a book with an engaging pre-reading
activity that prompts thinking about big ideas
Plan for instruction that addresses the
challenges of reading expository texts
** Conducting Reading Interviews – clarify
directions – due Thurs Oct. 11 OR Tues Oct. 16
Today’s Objectives
Identify the differences between standards,
objectives, and curriculum
Review important standards for reading and
writing in Grades K-5 (Common Core State
Standards) and link to learning objective
Plan for a small group lesson designed to build
comprehension of narrative or expository texts
– you will teach this next class
Traditional vs. Standards-based
development of curriculum & testing
Standards-Based Curriculum &
Testing: Peach & Blue
CCSS Reading Literature (RL)
– RL3.2: Recount stories and determine central message/theme,
and explain how it is conveyed through key details in a text….
– RL3-3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits,
motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions
contribute to the sequence of events;
Product of learning: Character chart for Peach & Blue
Lesson: Explicit instruction during reading about
character development and story elements (e.g., plot,
theme) to foster success in after reading response
Standards-Based Curriculum &
Testing: Bees Dance
CCSS Reading Informational Texts (RI)
– RI3-3 Describe relationship between a series of
concepts/ideas using language that pertains to sequence;
– RI3.5 Use text features to locate information;
– RI3.7 Use info gained from illustrations;
– RI3.8 Describe logical connection between sentences
Product of learning: Graphic organizer to organize,
retell, and then synthesize key ideas
Lesson: Explicit instruction during reading about text
structure and main ideas related to the Big Idea to
foster success in after reading response
Common Questions
1. What’s the difference between an
educational “standard” and an educational
2. What’s the difference between local,
statewide, and national standards and my
3. Which set of standards do I need to follow if
I teach in Rhode Island?
4. How do I write measurable objectives that
address these standards?
Standards vs. Objectives
Educational Standard: defines the knowledge and
skills students should possess at critical points in
their educational career (e.g., at each grade level);
provides common expectations for all students to
measure up to these standards
Learning Objective: a detailed description that
states the expected change in student learning, how
the change will be demonstrated, and the expected
level of change as a result of a specific course of
Scripted day-to-day lesson plans that include
your learning objectives; materials for
measuring performance of those objectives;
links to learning standards; teaching
practices; and key learning experiences
students will engage in
Recently, the Common Core Standards has
raised red flags for some who fear the entire
curriculum is being mandated when this is not
the intent.
Common Core State Standards
in English Language Arts
Reading Literature; Informational Text; Literacy in Soc
Studies; Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
– Key ideas & details; Craft & structure; Integration of knowledge &
– Texts and Purposes: Write arguments with sound reasoning &
evidence; write informative/explanatory texts
– Produce & Distribute (with both traditional & digital tools)
Speaking and Listening:
– Comprehension and Collaboration (solve problems in groups)
– Presentation of knowledge and ideas (transfer to new problems)
Language: (conventions; knowledge of language, vocabulary
acquisition and use)
Key Ideas in Common Core
– Integrated model (Reading, Writing,
Speaking, Listening, & Language with
research & media skills)
College and Career Readiness
Grades 6-12 then Grades K-5
Student Portraits…
Independent, self-directed learners who..
Have strong content knowledge and can use to
comprehend, provide evidence, and critique
Able to respond to varying demands of
audience, task, purpose, and discipline
Use technology and digital media strategically
and capably
Understand other perspectives & cultures
To get there…
Instructional Shifts
Balance informational & narrative texts
Build disciplinary knowledge
Read complex text closely
Have rich discussions around text
Talk and write, citing textual evidence
to support claims
Deepen academic vocabulary
Balance Text Genres 50/50
Focus on content & reading
Read Complex Texts Closely
Text Talks & Evidence
Writing with Evidence
Deepen Vocabulary
Mapping Standards to
Try it out…Work with your group to…
– Read each objective.
– Review Common Core Standards K-5 to
locate at least one standard that each
objective meets.
– Write the objective number and a few
notes to help recall the standard
– DON’T look on the back! 
Apply these standards-based
objectives to your own lessons
Meet with your group and review/discuss the
lesson ideas and teaching tips.
Reread your text selection (narrative or
expository) to highlight key elements and draft
ideas to fill in organizer to use as a teaching
Plan how you will guide students through your
text in a 30 minute lesson with modeling and
support. Decide roles for each person.
Read Textbook (p. 117-139) Explicit
Teaching (use for lesson ideas)
Plan with your group for your
comprehension lesson – be prepared to
teach next class (Oct. 9)
Work on Student Strategy Interview
(Now due Oct. 11 or Oct. 16)
Reminder: Quiz Oct. 11

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