CCR-Aligned Reading and Writing Processes

By on September 30, 2014

This year, LiteracyTA is focused on building additional support materials for K-5 students and teachers. Lauren Garrison and Katie Krumenacker, two exceptional elementary school teachers at Adobe Bluffs Elementary School in the Poway District, collaborated with LiteracyTA to produce vertically aligned reading and writing processes from Kindergarten to the twelfth grade. Each process is aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards for reading and writing, providing a blueprint for teachers to deliver what the new national standards are expecting: confident, independent, and adaptable readers and writers.

When students have opportunities to practice a process across all subject areas and throughout a school day, they will begin to adopt the approach and learn how it can help them read and write well.

Here is a list of our reading processes starting with K-1.

K-1 Discover 2-3 Soar 4-5 Launch 6-8 Rising Up and 9-12 Reaching High

Here is a list of our writing processes starting with K-1.

K-1 Discover 2-3 Soar 4-5 Launch 6-8 Rising Up and 9-12 Reaching High

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and large portions of the text relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
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