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CCSS & Differentiated Classrooms

What we have learned so far in this course is that students come to us from diverse backgrounds and have their own unique learning needs. We have also learned that the systems of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are grounded in differentiated instructional practices to form the basis of quality curriculum.

As noted in Week Two, you participate in your school's Professional Learning Community (PLC) as developing experts in implementing differentiated instruction. For this assignment, you will create the content for a blog (not actually creating the blog at this time) that identifies differentiated assessment and teaching strategies. These strategies can be used to assess student mastery of the new Common Core State Standards while providing engaging and rigorous classroom instruction.

For the purpose of this assignment, you will be using a Word document (two to three pages) to create a prospective blog that can be designed online at another time.

Within your blog, you must:

Describe (in general) the standards for mathematics.
Describe (in general) the standards for English language arts.
Summarize the Common Core State Standards initiative including their purpose (i.e., the expectations of the CCSS) and academic impact.
Discuss how differentiated instruction is an essential strategy for the CCSS.
Explain five or more differentiated strategies, tools, or activities that will support teachers' implementation of the CCSS for mathematics.
Explain five or more differentiated strategies, tools, or activities that will support teachers' implementation of the CCSS for English language arts.

Use your course text and at least two scholarly articles from the Ashford University Library or Google Scholar to support your research. Your paper will be formatted according to APA guidelines including title and reference pages.

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CCSS & Differentiated Classrooms
Within your blog, you must:
Describe (in general) the standards for mathematics:
Grade Level: 1st
According to the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, Common Core State Standards Initiative: Preparing American Student's for College & Careers (February 2, 2015), instructional time for first grade students should focus on four critical areas:
1. Developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20;
2. Developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones;
3. Developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units; and
4. Reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.

Describe (in general) the standards for English language arts.
Grade Level: 1st

According to the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, Common Core State Standards Initiative: Preparing American Student's for College & Careers (February 2, 2015), instructional time for first grade students should focus on the following critical areas:
Conventions of Standard English:
1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when ...

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This solution of 687 words discusses CCSS and Differentiated Classrooms by explaining the objectives of first grade level, general standards for English language arts, and how differentiated instruction is an essential strategy for the CCSS. All references used are included.

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