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Unwrapping the Standards: Getting to the Learning Targets

Using CCSS essential standards, educators unwrap the standards to develop effective curriculum for student learning.

Maria Vlahiotis

on 13 June 2016

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Transcript of Unwrapping the Standards: Getting to the Learning Targets

Choose an Essential Standard (Remembering the Three Criteria)
Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually into a rational number. (8.NS.1)
Unwrapping the Standards:
Getting to the Learning Targets

the Standards
Ensures that we are all focusing on the same learning targets that are contained within the essential standards
Creates aligned instruction and common assessment
Clarifies to students exactly what it is they need to learn
Learning Targets
Steps to Unwrapping a Standard
Key Terms &
Learning Targets
Also called "I CAN" statements, these targets clearly identify what students will be able to know and do.
Determine Learning Target Rigor
Identify the academic language and domain-specific vocabulary.
Academic Language
Algebra 1
Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph. (F-IF.6)
Next Steps
Reassess: Is this an essential standard?
Identify Assessment Ideas: How does the teacher ensure student understanding?
Curriculum Development: Apply learning targets to backward design.
The steps of knowledge/content/skills that build on each other in order to attain the standard
what the student should know
what the student should be able to do
the Main Verbs
Does this standard reflect learning that will be important now and for a long time to come?
the Context
This is what the student will DO to show s/he has met the target.
Does this standard have cross-curricular implications?
Does this standard cover prerequisite skills students will need for the next level of learning within the subject area?
This is the
context, conditions, or the performance criteria
of the text the student must work within to show s/he has met his/her target.
11th-12th Grade
Literacy for
Social Studies/History
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3)
8th Grade
the Nouns
This is the concept the student will need to KNOW to show s/he has met his/her target.
Informational Text: Grade 7
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.8 )
Summarize the main idea...
Summarize the main idea
in the article.
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