I have been reading, planning and revising my lesson plans and curriculum material for the past few years because I kept hearing “The Common Core Standards are coming!!! The Common Core Standards are coming!!! The Common Core Standards are coming!!!”

 

Well guess what? The adoption of the Common Core Standards is here, kind of.  Common Core State Standards  (www.corestandards.org.)  There are some changes that will be made within the next few years that will modify our current GLEs so that they are better aligned to the Common Core Standards.  Here is some of the work that has been done in Louisiana:  Louisiana’s Common Core Standards Implementation Plan.

 

I am focusing on the changes to 9th grade English but here are some tips to help make the transition easier as I spend the summer reading and planning how to best serve my students (and making sure that I have acceptable value added scores…)

 

These screenshots from the Grade-Level Content Comparison Reports show what the changes mean on to our existing documents: