The goal of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) is to ensure that all students are college and career ready when they graduate from high school. Students must be able to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in all content areas. This means all teachers are now teachers of literacy. Integrating literacy to meet standards can be challenging. In this Exploration, you will have the support and the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues as you integrate strategies for teaching reading and writing into your curriculum. You will use some of the tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative to incorporate the CCRS literacy standards.
In this Exploration, you’ll use some of the tools from the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) to incorporate the CCRS literacy standards. These tools will serve to introduce you to the model.
- Plan/Prepare: Explore the template tasks and the LDC Writing Rubrics.
- Teach/Assess: Help your students develop reading and/or writing strategies to support them in addressing the task. You will then use the task you have created within your instruction and assess student work using the LDC Rubric.
- Analyze/Reflect: Discuss what worked in this process and how you might continue to use and learn more about the LDC tools as part of your teaching.