English Language Arts

Standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful by providing clear goals for teaching and learning.  The New Mexico Common Core State Standards are meant to assure that all students, no matter where they live, gain the same benefits and opportunities from education.

The framers of the Common Core State Standards have said that these must not be “new names for old ways of doing business.”  In English Language Arts (ELA), students in grades K-12 will experience substantially different curriculum and expectations for learning.  The standards emphasize the “Capacities of the Literate Individual.”  Training in these critical skills—such as learning to read and analyze information and competency in writing and vocabulary—begins in the early grades and is reinforced from grade to grade and across all subjects.  Next generation ELA standards are needed to ensure that all students are college and career ready by the end of high school.

To get the standards, go to http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards/english-language-arts-standards

Institute for Learning: ifl.lrdc.pitt.edu/ifl/index.php/curriculum_materials/sample_units

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