But how do you know if you are hitting all of the standards that your students need to learn? This was the impetus for the creation of our new product line. Because we use Chromebooks and iPads within our classrooms, we have the ability to use our technology to help us teach these ELA standards. In order to make sure we are teaching all of the key standards, we created a resource for each standard.
By Genia Connell Grades PreK—K, 1—2, 3—5 The week before school began, elementary teachers in my district were presented with brand new reading and writing curriculums along with our first new math series in 21 years. These new programs have been put in place to help us prepare our students for full implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Trying to plan lessons these first few weeks, however, with all this new and unfamiliar material, has honestly left my head spinning.
On top of all that, we also have a new teacher evaluation system our third in as many years!
In trying to keep everything straight, I turned to a lesson tracking organizer that I created lasted year when I was trying to determine how well the lessons I was teaching in our old curriculum matched the Common Core Standards.
This week, I thought I would share my lesson tracking organizers with other teachers who may be feeling as overwhelmed as I am right now or who would like to know they are on the right track with their daily lessons.
How Do I Use Them? I keep these organizers at my fingertips in my all-in-one binder that also houses my lesson plans and grade book.
I document which standards my lessons are hitting as I teach them. This could include large and small group work, journal pages, writing assignments, etc.
I track the date of all assessments in the assessment column, both formal and informal. In the outcomes section, I include notes on the percentage of students who have mastered the concept along with notes on those who need more time and practice.
When I need to take additional notes on students or reminders for what I need to do next time, I simply layer sticky notes on top of the binder pages. How Do They Help? Since I began using these tracking sheets, I feel like I am getting a much better handle on what the standards are and how they all fit together with my curriculum.
If an assessment shows there are students who are still not proficient, then I know I need to provide additional support for that standard. My teaching has become more focused and efficient.
I look over the organizer while planning lessons and look for ways to add in ideas from several different strands and learning modalities to my weekly lessons. These sheets can be a tool to include with any artifacts you may need to provide for your teacher evaluation.
Looking at the standards for grades that precede mine is also helping me fill in the gaps that are occurring in some areas due to changing curriculums. The math trackers cover all of the math strands at each grade level including Measurement, Geometry, and Algebraic Operations.
Each tracker is completely editable, created in Word so you can adjust them to meet your likes and needs. Every standard also includes a link to corestandards. Click on each picture below to download your own copy.Kid-friendly "I Can" statement posters with visuals for the third grade math and English/Language Arts Common Core Standards!
This is a bundle of kid-friendly posters for displaying your daily Math and English/Language Arts objective(s). Printable Common Core ELA Worksheets - Kindergarten through Grade 5 Build reading and writing skills with these standards aligned ELA worksheets in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, literature, and reading strategies.
Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS) Grade 1. Strand: READING STANDARDS FOR LITERATURE Cluster 1: Key Ideas and Details c.
Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Production and Distribution of Writing STANDARD CODE STANDARD. LAFSW With guidance and support from adults, focus on a.
The Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts is based upon the culmination of an extensive, broad-based national effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of Grades K English language arts academic standards.
Common Core Ela Grade 2. Browse through the list of common core standards for Grade-2 Ela. Click on the common core topic title to view all available worksheets. [l] Language: Conventions of Standard English. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or .
The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed Nov 6, by Jill Mountain.