Discussion: Standards and Literacy Across the Content Area


Part 1

Discussion: Standards and Literacy Across the Content Areas:

This discussion focuses on the short text Understanding Common Core State Standards by John Kendall, which you read at the beginning of this module. Although fairly brief, this text outlines important information about uniform, national and state adopted standards that will inevitably inform your teaching.

You will now reflect on this reading, and your reactions to it. Develop a main response in which you address the following:

  • Identify your content area (ELA) and the grade level you are working with. (10th)
  • When you read this text (or your specific New York State or professional organization standards), what did you flag, highlight, or annotate?
  • How did your thoughts and perceptions regarding literacy in your content area change as you read through information on standards, if at all?

Part 2

Reply to the main responses of at least four (4) other students within two (2) days.

***Student responses are in document posted below.***

HElpful Info from Module:

Module One: The Common Core Standards and Literacy Across the Curriculum

Weeks 1-2
Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and summarize important elements of the common core state standards that relate to your content area and grade level.
  • Relate best practices between content areas.
  • Explain how specific standards can be used to create lesson plans.


  • Understanding Common Core State Standards (Kendall): The complete book
    Although New York State is transitioning to content specific state standards, these standards are grounded in the Common Core as are the standards of your professional organization. The Kendall text provides a good overview of how standards work across the curriculum.
  • Best Practice (Zelman, Daiels, and Hyde): Chapter 1, pgs. 1-26, pgs. 128, 156, 186, 218, 242

Subject Specific:

  • ELA and LOTE: pgs. 88-112