TASC Module 4 - Strategies for Developing Common Core Skills: Reading/Writing & Social Studies

student in library looking at books

This module begins, in Workshop 10, with a teacher workshop intended to provide more specific depth in the CCSS instructional shifts in ELA and History/Social Studies, and discussion of the implications of those shifts for their own teaching and their students’ learning.  To illustrate more specifically what these shifts look like in the classroom, Workshops 11 and 12 were designed as student lesson plans.  Workshop 11 intends to strengthen students’ skills in using background knowledge and making claims from evidence-based reading of texts; the student lesson in Workshop 12 uses graphic organizers to strengthen students’ writing from nonfiction reading.