Have you had an opportunity to check out the two live binders developed by the English Language Arts Section at NCDPI? These binders were developed to support ELA teachers and administrators through varying levels of study and understanding. The Self-Study Binder and the Resources Binder provide a great place to start your study of the Common Core State Standards for ELA or to increase your understanding of resources available to support your work at the classroom, school, and district level.
Here’s what you will find in each binder:
This LiveBinder is directed to those interested in learning about the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards and provides an overview as well as an in-depth, close reading of the standards. The range of tasks offers users an opportunity to determine their own specific needs and follow a path that is suited to their understanding and specific direction.
Each tab contains one lesson. Within each lesson, participants may engage in activities, review informative slides, read articles, and view videos. Each lesson culminates with a checklist of skills and learning objectives to provide users with an expectation or framework of understanding.
The lessons and resources have been taken from the professional development opportunities that have been offered across the state. The ELA team will continue to add to the binder and keep the links updated.
Though this could certainly be used by individuals, the ELA team strongly encourages users to use this resource within a PLC (Professional Learning Community) as discussion and interaction would certainly enrich the experience.
This binder provides an organized collection of resources for the ELA Common Core State Standards. The ELA Section hopes this binder will help to inform your district’s professional development or add clarity to current initiatives. The ELA team will continue to update this binder as they learn of more resources that will assist educators in implementing these new standards.
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The NCDPI ELA team wants to support you in your quest for clarification and deeper understanding of the ELA CCSS.