Lackawanna City School District

 The Six Shifts in ELA/Literacy
 
Welcome to the on-line, self-study version of this course. In this course you will work through each of the six shifts in ELA and literacy of the Common Core State Standards by viewing a video and reflecting on the information in an on-line survey.  By completing this course you will deepen your understanding of the Common Core and what its implications are for your teaching. 

Let's begin!
 
 
 Click here to  watch an overview video  of Common Core Literacy Standards before beginning the shifts:
 
Common Core Literacy Overview
 
 
Shift 1:  PK-5: Balancing Informational Text And Literature
 
1. Click here to watch the ELA SHIFT 1 video.
 
2. Click here to complete the ELA Shift 1 reflection worksheet.
 


Shift 2:  6-12: Building Knowledge in the Diciplines
 
1. Click here to watch the ELA SHIFT 2 video.
 
2. Click here to complete the ELA Shift 2 reflection worksheet.
 

 
Shift 3:  Staircase of Complexity
 
1. Click here to watch the ELA SHIFT 3 video.
 
2. Click here to complete the ELA Shift 3 reflection worksheet.
 
When answering questions in this worksheet you will need to reference the following: Appendix B

 
Shift 4:  Staircase of Complexity
 
1. Click here to watch the ELA SHIFT 4 video.
 
2. Click here to complete the ELA Shift 4 reflection worksheet.
 

 
Shift 5:  Writing From Sources
 
1. Click here to watch the ELA SHIFT 5 video.
 
2. Click here to complete the ELA Shift 5 reflection worksheet.
 

 
Shift 6:  Academic Vocabulary
 
1. Click here to watch the ELA SHIFT 6 video.
 
2. Click here to complete the ELA Shift 6 reflection worksheet. 
 
 
Final Step
Upon completion of all 6 shifts, please notify Sandy Falsioni at sfalsioni@lackawanna.wnyric.org.  Comments are welcome!
 
Last Modified on February 2, 2012