Tool Bag 3 ELA Orange Book

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Things to Do

Read These!  (Seriously) -- Top research in tiny bundles!  Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD, & Emily Phillips Galloway, EdD,  wrote a series of briefs for NYSED that help us better understand and implement the Next Generation Learning Standards for ELA.  

The Front Door
-- Come on in the front door, and read this introduction first!! Pay special attention to the ELA Practices on page 3 which identify what students should be doing in classes as we move towards advanced literacy.

Cool New ELA Glossary -- Finally, common definitions to use for theme, main idea/central idea, and more.

Turnkey Guidance for Next Generation ELA  Standards -- Straight from the state:  "To provide educators with essential questions and discussion points to guide upcoming work with regards to supporting all student populations while transitioning to the NYS Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards."  Primary level teachers and leaders should ALSO check out the P-3 additional supports found HERE

2018 Summer Reading Ideas & Programs for Students
-- A great one pager, chock-full of ideas!

The Big Ideas -- This is an opportunity to dig into the most significant shift in the NYS Standards: the Practices. Practices have been identified for Reading and Writing, as well as for Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. How do they tie to our planning, our instruction, and the childrens' learning?

Step One: Download this document and take a look at the Practices:
Common Practices

Step Two: Use this document to begin to identify commonalities and to brainstorm next steps: The Big Ideas