The Common Core State Standards
Missouri has joined forty-four other states and three territories in adopting the Common Core State Standards.
The key points of the English language arts common core standards address reading, writing, listening and speaking, language (vocabulary and conventions) and media and technology.
You can watch a webinar and download the standards from the Common Core State Standards Initiative homepage.
Information about how Missouri is making the transition to the CCSS is available from DESE.
Our class follows a set of units designed by Raytown district English teachers. We update our curriculum to stay current in addressing the grade level expectations established by the Missouri department of Elementary and Secondary Education. As Missouri moves to full implementation of the Common Core State Standards, our curriculum will evolve to meet the new standards.
Our units 2012-2013
Elements of Language
Elements of Literature
You will rarely need to bring both books to class. I will let you know ahead of time which book to bring, but if in doubt, bring both.
Supplies for success
Lots of loose-leaf paper
Pencils or black pens
Colored pens for editing
A flash drive of your very own
A pocket folder
You will be doing quite a bit of writing in this class. We follow a writing process model, which involves several steps. It is important that you complete assignments on time, not only for your benefit, but also because your classmates are depending on you being ready for each step.
Holly.Swank@raytownschools.org 816-268-7380 Ext. 3775 Ext. 3775 8401 E 83rd St., Raytown, MO 64138 Raytown C-2 Schools