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The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the result of a broad-based effort to create the next generation of K-12 standards to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school. The Standards draw on the most important international models as well as research and input from numerous sources including state departments of education, professional organizations and educators from kindergarten through college. As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness in literacy, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. In short, students who meet the Standards develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening that are the foundation for any creative and purposeful expression in language. (See the Introduction to Common Core State Standards for ELA at www.corestandards.org.)
The Hunt Institute produced videos featuring the lead writers describing various design features of the standards.
Hunt Institute Common Core Informational Videos
The following local site was created to share up-to-date resources, pacing guides and Common Core resources for writing across Muskegon County districts:
MAISD CCSS Writing Wiki
The Michigan Assosciation of Intermediate School Administrators is coordinating the development of statewide model units for writing and reading for each grade level K-12 around the Common Core State Standards.
Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project has posted various key CCSS resources that support the ongoing work around reading and writing professional development:
TCRWP Common Core Resources
Common Core Curriculum Exemplars:
NYC Department of Education