Learn More: The Importance of Literacy & Language
"Reading is more verbal than visual, students must negotiate the language."
My focus was on the CASS, specifically supporting the Reading Standard Domains; Literature and Informational Text. The Circles of ELA/Literacy and ELD Instruction included above outlines the increased rigor of thought and complexity of text; and intertwining of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Along with that comes the need for increased teacher professionalism and expertise to teach effectively, observe students carefully, and scaffold student learning. As we think about how to bring this all together it is important to be mindful of 21st century learning skills, and the TPACK (Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge) model gives teachers a framework to bring all of it together in a meaningful way. The interconnection between these standards is one of the most powerful opportunities for us as teachers.