Pathways to the Common Core

Participants will engage in an activity to build their understanding of the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading using a text.
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Read independently the section on Courage from: What Can a Small Bird Be?
Read each grouping of standards and answer the questions/prompts provided.
Directions for Pathways Activity training session.
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Key Ideas and Details Cluster
R.CCR.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

With your turn and talk partner, recount what happens in the text:


R.CCR.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
R.CCR.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Return to the first section (Courage) and discuss with your partner: What is this story beginning to be about?

Craft and Structure Cluster
R.CCR.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
R.CCR.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
R.CCR.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Return to the first section (Courage) and consider the following:
Which words contribute to the story's meaning and tone?
How do portions of this text relate to each other and the whole?
How does point of view shape the content and style?

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Cluster
R.CCR.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
R.CCR.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. (Applies to informational texts.)
R.CCR.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Consider with your partner, What texts could you consider alongside this text to deepen your understanding and thinking?


Standards Reflection:
Using linoit copy and paste the incomplete statement below on a sticky note. Then, fill in the blanks to complete the statement about a particular standard or cluster that makes new sense to you.


I used to think _ and now I know _.

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