English Language Arts

English Language Arts 1 - Disciplinary (Content) Literacy Overview

Presenter: Carol Massey and other Arkansas Colleagues
Carol Massey and other Arkansas Colleagues present Disciplinary Literacy Overview. The session will address an overview of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
  • Role of content teacher in literacy practices
  • Examining classroom practices
  • Question and answer opportunities with ADE Panel

English Language Arts 2 - Close Reading of Complex Text

Presenter: Carol Massey and other Arkansas Colleagues
Carol Massey and other Arkansas Colleagues will examine close reading of complex texts and the overarching role it plays in the Common Core State Standards.

Topics covered:

  • Defining text complexity and the overarching role it plays in The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
  • Close reading – the demands of complex text on the reader
  • High yield questioning strategies for student use in comprehending complex text
  • Question and answer opportunities with the ADE Panel

English Language Arts 3 – Tri-State Quality Review Rubric for ELA/Literacy, updated April 2013

Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) is a collaborative of ADP Network states that are focused on increasing the supply of quality instructional materials that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and available for instruction in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

Using a common definition of quality, EQuIP teams are learning how to use tools and processes to review the quality of materials (tasks, lesson, units, modules) that states will contribute for the purpose of receiving critical feedback for improvement. State teams are also learning how to take the Quality Review tools, training, and processes back to their states to replicate the Quality Review process and increase the capacity of their teachers and districts to identify quality instructional materials.

Dana Breitweiser and Thomas Coy are the Arkansas literacy and math leads, respectively, for this collaborative work. Dana and Tommy will introduce the work of the EQuIP team including the Tri-State Rubric. Dana will examine all components of the Tri-State Quality Review Rubric for ELA/Literacy and demonstrate how districts may utilize this tool.

April 11, 2013 UPDATE: The Tri-State Rubric has been updated and final versions of the EQuIP ELA/Literacy Rubric for grades 3-12, electronic response form, and the K-2 ELA Tri-State Rubric (Version 5) are now posted for use with the training. When viewing the training, you will notice some changes from the previous version to the current version of each subject-specific rubric. These changes, however, should not diminish the overall effectiveness of the online training. If you are currently using an older version of the rubric, you should replace that version with the most current rubric available. The latest versions of the EQuIP ELA/Literacy Rubric for grades 3-12, electronic response form, and the updated version of the K-2 ELA Tri-State Rubric (Version 5) may be accessed on the Achieve website at http://www.achieve.org/EQuIP.

Date: December 13, 2012

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