Common Core Language Standards

LiteracyTA provides language skills that Common Core educators use to teach Common Core Language Standards.

The Common Core literacy standards are the what. The skills below and the related eCoach discussions are the how. In the table below, you will find next to each Common Core language standard practical skills, classroom resources, rich conversations and teaching ideas that move all students toward achieving Common Core standards!

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Conventions of Standard English

L1
Common Core
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

1x3x10

Have fun writing a complete essay in a short amount of time.
1x3x10

Argument Poster

Visually represent the main ideas or central argument in a text.
Argument Poster

Collaboration Pie

Make five appointments in class to mix up pair-share groups.
Collaboration Pie

Debate a Side

Take a side on an issue and support arguments with sound reasoning and evidence.
Debate a Side

Editing Marks

Use standard editing marks to identify and revise written work.
Editing Marks

Exploring Ideas Through Writing

Write for a brief amount of time about a subject/topic.
Exploring Ideas Through Writing

High 5 Presentation

Build a professional presentation with confidence.
High 5 Presentation

I Know/You Know

Share what you know about a concept or idea with others in class.
I Know/You Know

Integrating Sources

Use these templates to practice integrating sources into your writing.
Integrating Sources

Introducing Sources

Use these writing templates to practice introducing sources.
Introducing Sources

Peer Review Groups

Work in small groups to edit and revise student writing.
Peer Review Groups

Quickwrite

Write for a brief amount of time about a subject/topic.
Quickwrite

Read 1, Speak 2, Write 3

Read a paragraph or two, discuss the text, and write down main ideas.
Read 1, Speak 2, Write 3

Rhetorical Precis

Write a concise summary of an author's argument.
Rhetorical Precis

Sentence Variety

Learn how to write with compound and complex sentences.
Sentence Variety

Socratic Seminar

Engage in a structured academic discussion that focuses on a text that has been read.
Socratic Seminar

Source Summary

Summarize an author's argument/main ideas, key supporting details, text structure, and purpose.
Source Summary

Three Group Socratic Seminar

Work in teams of three to discuss a text and share ideas with all members in a Socratic circle.
Three Group Socratic Seminar

Writing Abstracts

Practice writing concise summaries of scientific projects, research, and investigations.
Writing Abstracts

Knowledge of Language

L3
Common Core
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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