OAISD ELA Common Core Alignment Curriculum and Assessment Project

What you will find:
  • Power Points used with groups to introduce the Common Core State Standards and develop ELA Learning Targets
  • Tools to develop understanding and evaluate text complexity of texts used in the classroom
  • Text Leveling Resources
  • Reading Comprehension Contiua; K thorugh 8th grade
  • MAISA Writing Unit Resources and Links -- check here for the updated Atlas Link in August
  • Writing Assessment Continua -- including Narrative, Informational/ Expository, and Opinion Argument; K through 8th grade
  • OAISD Learning Targets in grade level band documents

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MAISA ELA Model Curriculum Writing Units

Narrative and Informational Explanatory Units are now available through the MAISA Atlas site at

Watch a screencast to learn about how you might share/ explore these units with colleagues:
http://www.screencast.com/t/W5QGGLtaeq7 password: sept12

Next Steps: During the 2012 - 2013 School Year, we will continue this project through:

1. English Language Arts Assessment Literacy – Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Two sections:
K-5 Educators (Regular and Special Education) limited to 35 participants
October 24, January 23, and April 17 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

6-12 Educators (Regular and Special Education) limited to 35 participants
October 23, January 24, and April 18 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: OAISD Education Services Building
Cost: $ 100 includes lunch

Participants will deepen their understanding of quality assessment practices to meet or exceed Assessment Literacy Standards from the Michigan Assessment Consortium and endorsed by professional organizations and icons in assessment. These practices will be applied to English Language Arts classrooms and support implementation of curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

The outcome of this series will be field tested assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Models of formative, interim and benchmark assessments will be identified and/ or developed and implemented in the classroom. Protocols for looking at student work to inform instruction and grading will be practiced with real student work.

Participants will earn a certificate of mastery of the Assessment Literacy Standards.
Please register online at http://www.solutionwhere.com/oaisd/cw/main.asp

2. Advanced / Hot Topics for ELA

Menu of Topics offered throughout the school year. Check back for topics and dates. Select only those of interest. 4:15 - 7:30 pm.