New Hampshire is committed to a thoughtful, deliberate transition from the 2006 NH Curriculum Frameworks to the 2010 state board adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS allow New Hampshire to measure student achievement in grades K-12 against a common set of college and career ready knowledge and skills. There are three predominant instructional shifts from the NH Curriculum Frameworks to the CCSS. They are: increasing text complexity beginning at the end of second grade, increasing the use of informational (non-fiction text) to align with the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) recommendations and the increased demand for argumentative/persuasive writing on and off line. There are many key differences to the CCSS that are relevant to the implementation at the district and building level. There are 10 Reading, 10 Writing, 6 Language and 6 Speaking/Listening standards K-12 to which the grade level specific standards are tied by strand. Other key uniqueness’s include:
Alignment of the NH GLE’s/GSE’s clusters and main ideas with those of the K-12 Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
These three books from the Center on Instruction completely outline the Reading Foundations in the CCSS that are only found in the K-5 section of the Standards. They are the bedrock of the standards and mastery in K-5 is implicit for success in 6-12.
These "Treasure Hunts" are designed to be used by administrative teams, or curriculum groups, or teams of teachers to just get "into" the standards. They will help you learn your way around the standards, what they include, how they are organized, and even how they compare and relate to our NH Curriculum Frameworks. They are designed to be used with copies of the standards (above) so that sections can be highlighted or tabbed for reference later.
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