Linked below are the materials shared with K-5 educators in Lafayette, California. Participants took part in the Core Task Project during their professional development day on October 8th. The purpose of the presentation was to assist Lafayette in its implementation of the Common Core.
CTP Packet and Summary Statement
Resources for Implementation and Professional Learning
Brief Guide to Writing Text-Dependent Questions written by Student Achievement Partners.
Notetaker for video in which David Coleman describes the Close Reading Strategy.
For those unfamiliar with the “instructional shifts” this notetaker, linked to a speech by David Coleman, describes what will shift instructionally to meet the new CCSS outcomes.
Reflection Notetaker for those who use a Close Reading Exemplar in their classroom. (This is part of the debrief on Day 2 of the CTP.)
Dr. Douglas Fisher describes the importance of the Close Reading Strategy. This notetaker includes the link to the video content.
A text complexity rubric for describing the qualitative features of a text. This was developed by Student Achievement Partners.
Close Reading Exemplar, Bats on the Beach
Close Reading Exemplar, Because of Winn-Dixie
Close Reading Exemplar, The New Colossus
Close Reading Exemplar, Making of a Scientist
Close Reading Exemplar, The Glorious Whitewasher
Dr. Tim Shanahan describes text complexity and the value in promoting student literacy. The notetaker includes links to the video content.
ACT Book Bits
Day 1 PowerPoint for the CTP 1.0
Day 2 PowerPoint for CTP 1.0