9th/10th Grade Standards Alignment Guide - This three column document provides guidance for teachers for determining standards, crafting text-dependent questions, and identifying a specific learning objective. Column one presents questions that teachers could ask themselves to identify whether the standard is appropriate or not. Column two has question frames, and column three deconstructs the numerous discrete skills necessary for students to master the corresponding standard.
The EGUSD CCSS-Aligned Rubrics have been centrally located on one page. Click here to access grade-specific rubrics.
Pre-Service Powerpoint/Handouts – August, 2013
PowerPoint for High School Pre-service – August, 2013 - This PowerPoint was used for the August 13 pre-service training for high school ELA teachers.
Analyzing a Photo - This graphic organizer was used to analyze a photo as a source for informational text.
Close Reading Graphic Organizer - This graphic organizer was used to help students record evidence/inference/analysis when close reading/synthesizing two texts. (Used with Helen Keller text)
Multi-Media Graphic Organizer - This handout was used to closely read the multi-media Ted Talk text. Slides in the PowerPoint correspond to provide possible guiding questions.
Metacognitive Writing Prompts - These three prompts are options for asking students to reflect metacognitively on their own ability to analyze text and closely read.
9th Grade Writing Prompts (standards #1 and #2) - This collection of 9th grade prompts are provided as options for teachers. Prompts address both informational and argument writing purposes and are aligned to specific informational reading standards.
10th Grade Writing Prompts (standards #1 and #2) - This collection of 10th grade prompts are provided as options for teachers. Prompts address both informational and argument writing purposes and are aligned to specific informational reading standards.
Ken Robinson Transcript — Changing Education Paradigms - This is the transcript for the multi-media text in the “Brain Gain” Odell unit, 9th grade.
Odell Education Website - This link takes you to Odell Education which is the source for the resources/texts used during pre-service.
9th-10th Grade CCSS Training Documents – Feb. 6, 2013
9th/10th Grade CCSS PowerPoint – Used for Feb. 6, 2013 training
Resources Handout - Provides an annotated list of valuable CCSS online resources
9th/10th Grade CCSS - PDF of only the 9th/10th grade Common Core standards, found at the Tulare County Office of Education website.
Questions Frames/Stems – CCSS, 9th/10th Grade - Modeled after the examples provided by the Delaware Department of Education, this document provides question frames aligned to each reading standard, literature and informational text.
Blank Template 9th/10th Grade RL Standards - This was used as the template to write text-dependent questions connected to Holt selections or core novel chapters.
Say/Do/Mean Graphic Organizers - These graphic organizers offer a close-reading approach for text.
Evaluating Online Sources - Various forms of this resource exist online and can be attained from a simple Google search. Many universities use this exact title.
Sample 10th Grade Prompt w/Research Layer - This prompt asks students to examine the historical context of several texts and incorporate at least one outside resource as a “layer” of research.