Grading with the Common Core
Lesson Objective: Assess learning using the Common Core Standards
All Grades / All Subjects / Expectations

Thought starters

  1. How does the Common Core help Ms. Wu communicate with families and students?
  2. How could you educate families about the Common Core Standards?
  3. What can you learn from Ms. Wu about using the Common Core during planning and assessment?
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I teach 6th and 7th grade English
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Thanks for sharing. Appreciate the information. Jo Ann
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Esther, You Rock! Keep 'em coming!!!!
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Esther Wu, I wanted to say thank you for sharing your Socratic Seminar strategies. I used them this week in class, and I was very impressed with how much my students learned. I plan on doing several more this year. THANK YOU!
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Ester, I want to thank you for sharing your Socratic Seminar guides. I have used Socratic Seminars in my history and AVID classroom for many years and your guides have helped me to more explicitly outline the cognitive demands and accountability for my students and for myself!
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Transcripts

  • Grading with the Common Core

    Strategies Wu CCSS Grades
    Video Transcript

    ESTHER WU: Before we do our seminar, I’d like for us

    Grading with the Common Core

    Strategies Wu CCSS Grades
    Video Transcript

    ESTHER WU: Before we do our seminar, I’d like for us to do some goal setting today.

    ESTHER WU INTERVIEW: The common core has become a part of my teacher DNA. It is the blueprint of my unit plans; it is the blueprint of my lesson plans. It also has become the blueprint of my grade book.

    ESTHER WU: Coaches. You’re going to complete the scoring guide on the front side of the green paper.

    ESTHER WU INTERVIEW: So in my grade book, the categories that I have are reading of literature, reading of informational texts, speaking, discussion speaking, presentation, listening, writing in the different modes, academic language. And what’s wonderful about this is that when a student goes into his or her grade printout they can see very clearly OK, I’m really, I’m proficient at speaking, I’m really struggling with writing. They are able to identify for themselves what their strengths and weaknesses are in this discipline. And parents can also see this and when they come for student conferences and parent conferences, we just get straight to the heart of the matter: “You know, my student is really having a hard time making inferences in literature, how can we help our son or daughter do that?”

School Details

Mountain View High School
3535 Truman Avenue
Mountain View CA 94040
Population: 1836

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Esther Wu
English Language Arts / 9 10 11 12 / Teacher

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All Grades / All Subjects / Collaboration

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