Support student outcomes by using standards-aligned curriculum and instruction.
Good idea! So...what does it mean to be standards-aligned?
Three main characteristics of a standards-aligned ELA class include:
- Texts worth reading / listening to;
- Questions worth discussing and answering; and
- Assignments worth writing / speaking (and assessing, as a teacher).
- Are the tasks worth the time involved?
- Are the texts well written, interesting, relevant, and useful for building knowledge and achieving your objectives?
- Do the questions asked in class, or the questions that students research or respond to in writing, promote thinking?
- How are standards translated into activities that productively engage adult learners?
Potential Next Steps:
- Clarify and prioritize curriculum needs
- Address specific topics of concern
- Extend knowledge about the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) and about standards-based curriculum development and implementation
- Make the ELA standards come alive in your classrooms
MAKE IT SO!
Contact us to:
- Request an ELA Coach to work with your program
- Review your curriculum with the ELA C&I PD Center (time and resources permitting)
- Register for The Recipe for Success: The CCRSAE and Instructional Shifts, and other upcoming ELA PD (the CCRSAE are woven throughout all of our professional development offerings)
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