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EXPLORATION GUIDE 27 points total

DUE FEB. 13, 2012

Part 1: To be completed utilizing PPT, handouts, and other online resources (

1. Describe how the Common Core Standards were developed (address who, when, how; may use a timeline format) You may use the back if more space is needed. (3 points) The standards were developed in June 2010 by the Council of Chief State Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA). The standards were drafted on the foundation created by states work on crafting high-quality education standards. As specified by CCSSO and NGA, the standards are: research and evidence base, aligned with college and work expectations, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked. The standards are an extension of a prior initiative led by CCSSO and NGA to develop College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language as well as mathematics.

2. Fill in the following chart which details the crosswalk between the current Academic Content Standards and the new Common Core Strands. (3 points)

Common Core Strands (4) | Ohio’s Current Standards (10) | 1.Reading Strand | * Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency Standard * Reading Process Standard * Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and Persuasive Text Standard * Reading Applications: Literary Text Standard | 2. Writing Stand | * Writing Process Standard * Writing Applications Standard * Research Standard | 3.Speaking and Listening Strand | * -------------------------------------------------
Comprehension and Collaboration * -------------------------------------------------
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas | ------------------------------------------------- 4. Language Strand | * Writing Conventions Standard * Vocabulary Acquisition and Use |

3. Answer each of these questions using appropriate written communication skills (i.e. complete sentences). (3 points)

a) How do the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards support/relate to each of the strands? (For K-5, pp. 10,18,22,25; for 6-12. Pp. 35,41,48,51)
There are four strands for the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. These four strands are Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. For each of these strands listed there are standards which support and relate why these strands are necessary. For reading, some of the standards are reading closely to determine what the text says explicitly; determine central or themes of a text and analyze their development; and read comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. For writing, produce clear and coherent writing, construct short stories, and use technology to produce and publish writing to interact and collaborate with others. For speaking and listening, being able to prepare for and participate in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media formats, and evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and reasoning and use of evidence and rhetoric. For language, students shall demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking, demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing, and demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

b) What is the intent behind the Language Progressive Skills Chart? (p. 30)

The Language Progressive Skills Chart is used to chart the standards that need to be taught to students. It charts them by importance and what grade levels they should be assessed at. This is important to know what students have and haven’t been