Some form of writing activity should be included in every reading intervention session for students whose deficit area is word identification. Writing helps strengthen letter sound relationships and is one of the most effective strategies to use in develop the syntactic cueing system.Read more

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Students and teachers use Curriki Groups to...Read more

Kahoot is a game-based learning platform. You and your students will play, learn, and have fun together!Read more

Padlet is an online tool that allows students (and teachers) to collaborate on projects. Check out the school-friendly version of Padlet, called Padlet Backpack. Select the "Linked URL" to the right to explore this resource.Read more

Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills. Select the Linked URL to the right to visit the Plickers website.Read more

Use this template to plan daily lessons aligned to ELA/literacy standards.Read more

Learn how Word Sorts can support the learning of foundational skills.Read more

K-12 annotated student writing samples illustrating the integration of content understanding and writing in the three types of writing expected by the CCSS. There are two types of resources available:

On-Demand Writing provides a progression of writing across grades (K-5 and 6-12);...Read more

If you use rubrics to score ELA projects, then you know that crafting new rubrics is worthwhile, but time consuming. The many sample rubrics shared on this page may assist teachers in thinking through the criteria for evaluating fairly ELA and other language-based projects.Read more

Text Analysis Worksheets, one for literary text and one for informational text, are useful tools for educators to help evaluate the complexity and appropriateness of texts for instructional use. There is a Text Analysis Worksheet for informational text and for literary text.Read more

PARCC ELA/Literacy High Level Blueprints define the total number of tasks, item sets, and points for each grade level assessment.Read more

The Previ Passage Selection Guidelines were developed to guide the selection of texts for instruction and assessment. The guidelines focus on important shifts in emphasis that are called for in new college- and career-ready standards for ELA/literacy, in particular an emphasis on developing...Read more

PARCC ELA/Literacy scoring rubrics are tools for scoring students' written responses. In July 2015, PARCC states updated the scoring rubrics, combining the reading comprehension and written expression traits. PARCC state educators who called for this update did so because information from the...Read more

PARCC ELA/Literacy Task Models guide the development of performance-based tasks (collections of items) that have a particular focus and elicit targeted evidences aligned to standards. They can be used by educators as guides to develop standards-aligned tasks for classroom use.Read more

A useful template to plan and organize authentic text-based instructionRead more

The ELA Evidence Tables were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the summative assessment. The Evidence Tables describe the knowledge and skills that an assessment item or a task elicits from students. They can also be used to guide the development of...Read more

The ELA Evidence Tables were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the summative assessment. The Evidence Tables describe the knowledge and skills that an assessment item or a task elicits from students. They can also be used to guide the development of...Read more

The K-2 ELA Evidence Tables were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the K-2 performance tasks. The Evidence Tables can also be used to guide the development of local instruction and formative assessment.Read more

The Model Content Frameworks help to clarify the standards by illustrating how key content shifts from grade to grade. They also show how teachers and curriculum writers can frame instruction using the standards throughout the academic year. MCFs are neither a curriculum nor a replacement of the...Read more

In this video, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain leads participants through a brief lesson on how to use several PARCC resources to plan ELA instruction. Questions to consider while viewing the video include:
• What can you learn from looking at sample assessment tasks?
• Why is it helpful to use...Read more

There are 16 ELA and 16 Math performance tasks (K-2) which can be accessed in the Formative Instructional Tasks section of the PRC . The tasks are designed to engage students in learning while you observe how students demonstrate proficiencies with respect to the standards embedded in the tasks...Read more