Monica Knecht Standards
The school I teach at uses these California Common Core State Standards for the 21st Century. The standards listed below are what I used for this Capstone project. Reading standards and ISTE standards were the most prominent used alongside the TPACK model for lesson design.
ISTE standards were used regularly in Teaching Technology Tuesday, Steps to Advance Benchmarks Language Arts Curriculum, and Science lessons.
California has adopted Common Core State Standards along with many other states in the country. California also uses 21st Century Skills to practice and teach through the state curriculum to prepare students for what companies and future employers are looking for.
Common Core State Standards
Reading Content Standards Addressed
The Reading Literacy content standards were the most hard hit standards in the curriculum used in this research. I used these reading standards and embedded technology tools within the lessons to create an extra layer of innovative learning at least once a week. They worked in pairs, with me in small groups, literacy circles, readers theater, they created their own stories and plays. When they were learning vocabulary we play Quizlet and when we compared and contrasted literature components we used digital tools for a more visual component on the Epson projector. Students made Google Slides to describe parts of a story like character and setting. When students practiced writing dynamic sentences and the concept on beginning, middle and end we used Emoji Generator.
Key Ideas and Details:
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Craft and Structure:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
(RL.3.8 not applicable to literature)
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.