Organize your school’s professional learning communities to focus on the instructional shifts necessitated by the Common Core. Focus specifically on literacy across the disciplines.
Use the verbs chart in figure 8.3 (Verbs from the Common Core ELA Standards Mapped to the Key Cognitive Strategies) to start a conversation with teachers outside of English and mathematics on how they develop these skills in the context of the Common Core state standards. Examine how courses such as art and career technical education can contribute to Common Core mastery by all students.
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