What are the CCSS ELA strands and how do these correlate to WL? Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Originally posted on: http://commoncore.santillanausa.com/ccss-and-world-languages

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Strands are:

  • Reading (including Reading Foundational Skills)
  • Writing
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Language (including Language Forms and Mechanics)

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Festividad Inca del Inti Raymi – CCSS World Language Activity – Resource for your Spanish Classroom

Common Core State Standards-ELA- Reading : Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.

ACTFL National Standards for Learning Languages: Demonstrate comprehension of content from authentic resources; Cultures - Examine, compare, and reflect on practices of the a target culture; Connections - acquire information from authentic resources.

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

El Inti Raymi es un rito inca en honor del Sol. Coincide con el solsticio de invierno. El rito se representa en Cuzco el 24 de junio y participan miles de cuzqueños y turistas. El Inca, hijo del Sol, preside la ceremonia.

Primero, el Inca invoca al Sol en el templo de Qorikancha, y en la Plaza de Armas comienza un colorido desfile. La representación continúa en Sacsayhuaman a 1 km de la ciudad de Cuzco. Allí, el Inca ofrece un vaso de chicha al Sol y los actores representan varios ritos tradicionales. Hay bailes y cantos durante todo el día.

Fuente: Español Santillana

Estudiante:  Contesta las preguntas con oraciones completas.

1. ¿Qué puedes inferir de la importancia del sol en la festividad inca del Inti Raymi?

2. ¿Por qué es importante el Inca?

3. ¿Qué sugiere el ofrecimiento del vaso de chicha, la representación de los ritos y los bailes y cantos?

4. La lectura habla de los cuzqueños que asisten a la festividad. ¿Es posible inferir que los cuzqueños son descendientes de los incas? ¿Por qué?

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What subject areas does CCSS cover and does it include WL? – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Originally posted on: Santillana Common Core Solutions 

In 2010 the CCSSO published their version of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. This document, entitled "English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects," defines "Technical Subjects" as "engineering, technology, business, design, and other workforce-related subjects; technical aspects of wider fields of study such as art and music…"

The American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has developed an Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages with the ELA Common Core Standards. As per ACTFL’s Understanding the Common Core State Standards: Defining a Role for World Languages webinar (broadcasted in September, 2012), and their interpretation of the above-cited CCSSO definition, World Languages can be classified under the category of "Technical Subjects."

This alignment can be found here:

http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Aligning_CCSS_Language_Standards_v6.pdf

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How World Languages Support CCSS – Free Resources for Spanish Teachers

We know administrators have been asking teachers teach to the CCSS (Common Core State Standards). This also applies to world languages and ESL (intervention). As this initiative continues to expand and reach shoals, it's important to understand was CCSS is and its impact.

That's why Santillana USA has created a Santillana USA CCSS website! 

commoncore.santillanausa.com

This site provides product information with a CCSS angle, product correlations, and a very useful FAQ, in part based on a 4-part series of webinars delivered by ACTFL, that explains:

  • How world languages support CCSS
  • The subject areas CCSS covers
  • The CCSS ELA strands and how they correlate to world languages
  • How Santillana USA Spanish programs correlate to CCSS
  • New CCSS Assessments