Literacy Design Collaborative
Literacy Design Collaborative and Understanding by Design are complementary frameworks and templates for literacy lesson planning in all subject areas.
Achieve the Core
Variety of resources for preparing for the Common Core including: lessons, student writing samples, and curricular resources in addition to PD power points and links to free itunes U courses on the Common Core.
EngageNY, the New York State Dept. of Ed. website, provides valuable sample units for literacy and math that provide teachers full units to teach the skills of the Common Core.
Smarter Balanced Website
To get a picture of what student assessments will look like, take a look at the SmarterBalanced website. There you can take practice tests & see graded responses. We are completing the process of all District juniors taking the SBAC.
Appendix A of CCSS provide criteria for choosing complex texts-both informational and literary. These rubrics represent 1/3 of the criteria for choosing texts, the Qualitative component.
Additionally, teachers consider quantitative measures as well as the text’s relevance for the reader and task.
Odell Education- Reading Closely for Textual Evidence
This 11-12 grade unit from Odell, subtitled "Developing Core Proficiencies - English Language Arts/Literacy Unit," is a complete unit, including all ancillary documents, graphic organizers and daily lesson plans.