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Common Core is Here!

 Objectives for initial implementation of Common Core State Standards

 Students will UNDERSTAND/KNOW:

  • how to analyze and construct arguments (claims) grounded in evidence
  • how to access and use complex texts to analyze and construct viable arguments
  • how to express their content knowledge through writing and collaborative group discussions that use academic and content area vocabulary
  • that collaborating and communicating with colleagues is a valuable way to create a viable argument
  •  how to be actively and independently engaged in their own learning

 Students will be Able To:

  • use evidence to support their claims in all subject areas
  • use 21st Century technology skills to research, summarize, evaluate, analyze and communicate as critically thinking community members
  • to integrate and deepen thoughts related to content standards using course content and academic vocabulary
  • develop deep critical thinking skills