When the Office of Academics shared the instructional shifts last October with K-8 principals, we used several items made available through EngageNY. EngageNY produced videos around the shifts that included interviews with lead ELA author David Coleman; close reading exemplars; and additional resources to support the implementation of the CCSS.
All of the content on EngageNY, that described how to access the Core, outlined the six shifts. Some educators, however, found describing six shifts took too much time to quickly share and the six became three. Thus, as you look for content matched to the Core, you may find sites describing three ELA shifts instead of the six we are using in Washoe.
The three, however, are the six and EngageNY has stepped forward to demonstrate this for educators. You can find that graphic here. As we prepare for parent nights, begin drafting parent letters, or simply want the proverbial elevator speech, having a reference to describe what’s different about the CCSS may prove helpful.