WCSD’s CCSS Resources on EDMODO
Note: Some groups you join with a code (go to Edmodo, and type the code in “Join Group.” Other groups have been “locked” and you need to access with the link listed.
6th grade Basal Alignment Project http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/8c80eb7cc366a27ebc36457fb0743d64
The 6th grade Basal Alignment Project materials were revised and vetted within WCSD. The rewriters went through the same process and used the same tools as the work with the 3-5 stories. We welcome and encourage constructive feedback to improve the quality of these revisions. Update: 6th grade HMH rewrites have been added to the BAP site above—6th grade teachers may access then from either group.
August 8th CCSS Sessions and Modules https://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/a9ea8d6b11327a4086014a6d8da86aad
The Folders in this group contain all of the Session Resources and Facilitators Guides for the Professional Development work on August 8th.
Anthology Alignment Project Use Join Code: pkx4sp
A library of revised lessons for common Anthologies (6th-10th grades), each carefully aligned to the CCSS. Each new lesson includes quality text-dependent questions, improved tasks, and a focus on academic vocabulary.
Basal Alignment Project Use Join Code: F4Q6NM
Basal Alignment Project lessons were written backwards from the instructional shifts. They allow educators to more closely align classroom practice to the expectations of the CCSS. The prudent use of these materials should include professional development around Student Achievement Partners’ Text Complexity Rubric and Guide to Writing Text-Dependent Questions. Update: 6th grade HMH rewrites have been added to the BAP site!
Close Reading Exemplars https://edmo.do/j/crm2l3
The Close Reading Exemplars, primarily developed by Student Achievement Partners, have been vetted by several sources, and meet the criteria of a “close read.” Per the recommendations in the 3-year Plan, C&I suggests that grade levels plan to use 2-3 vetted close reads in the Plan-Do-Study-Act model for continuous improvement.
Early Learning Cohort http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/191130965bc9056c8159505183f45f83
This group provides resources and information specific to WCSD’s K-2 teachers.
Formative Writing, A CCSS Model http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/6f59f6e71b1ca06fd6a8dcb8eb5b9fe0
Materials used in the 5th grade CCSS/SBAC writing training are posted here. Teachers are encouraged to post feedback and reflections, following lesson implementation.
Leading the Core: ELA CCSS http://www.edmodo.com/home#/join/26f005bb0dba0dac7026d66d7f71887d
These materials are shared with administrators in the inservice, Leading The Core.
Planning for the Core edmo.do/j/jspf8e (cut and paste into URL field) This group has resources for long term planning around the Common Core; specifically “Year at a Glance” documents for each grade level. These documents include the BAP, scaffolded writing and exemplar close reads available at each grade level.
Read Aloud Project Use Join Code: pkx52i
Common Core-aligned lessons for K-2 picture, informational, and chapter books. Lessons include text-dependent questions, Language exploration, Speaking and Listening activities, Writing activities, and creative performance tasks. Lessons are being written, based on an initial December training in Atlanta, and fall into the following categories: Weather and Seasons, Earth and Space, and Families from Around the World. Additionally, by joining the group, you can gain access to all the training materials.
Social Studies Close Reading Examples https://edmo.do/j/yvzpbt (copy and past into url field)
Close reading examples for grade 6th through 12th grade.
CCSS Social Studies (4-6) Units and Resources: Washoe County School District https://edmo.do/j/bd3bml
Angela Orr and her team developed 1 – 2 complete social studies units for grades 4 – 6. This is a great resource for all upper elementary teachers!