how latin supports the common core
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DESCRIPTIONHow Latin Supports the Common Core. Amy Mullay Latin Teacher North Hunterdon H.S. Annandale, NJ. To show how Latin inherently supports the Common Core/ELA standards To give examples of activities that easily inculcate the skills assessed by PARCC - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
How Latin Supports the Common Core
How Latin Supports the Common CoreAmy MullayLatin TeacherNorth Hunterdon H.S.Annandale, NJGoalsTo show how Latin inherently supports the Common Core/ELA standardsTo give examples of activities that easily inculcate the skills assessed by PARCCTo brainstorm and share activities that support the standardsPARCC/Common Core State StandardsPARCC was adopted by 18 states and District of ColumbiaCommon Core has been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia Provides a common set of standardsKeys in on measuring student progress and growth
How it affects us as Latin Teachers?If you are in one of the Common Core states, you may have the ELA standards as part of your evaluation or district goals.If you are in one of the PARCC states, the students will be tested next year on these standards How can we assist the students in attaining these skills?Why it isnt as scary as it sounds?Latin programs that have an AP class already practice many of the ELA skills because they are necessary to complete the tasks of the AP exam.Because of the nature of the language and its acquisition, many of the ELA standards are fundamental to Latin.
It can be as simple as having our students answer in complete sentences in Latin I or as complex as an analytical essay in AP.
Reading, Writing, and LanguageThe Common Core/ELA standards have separate standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.The Common Core has suggested that students read more informational texts 70% should be non-fiction/informational and 30% should be fictional The Aeneid is part of the fictional component but De Bello Gallico could be considered informational to some degree
The Reading, Writing and Language standards are already part of Latin programs.Reading Standard 1Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Translation at any level can assist with close readingComprehension questions which require textual support can support conclusions drawnReading Standard 2Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize key supporting details and ideas
In upper levels, any extended text can be used Ciceros In Catilinam
This coincides with the AP Latin Curriculum Frameworks 7 themes - Reading Standard 3Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text
AP Aeneas development as a leaderInteraction of Aeneas with Venus, Dido, etcInteraction of Caesar with his generalsEcce Romani related storiesReading Standard 4Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or toneReading Standard 6Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text
AP Vergils purposeCaesars point of viewCiceros dictionReading Standard 9Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take
AP!!!!!!!!!!!!Reading Standard 10Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently
Any text any level can have comprehension questions which facilitate thisWriting Standards 1 and 9Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidenceDraw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research
AP comparative essayWriting Standard 3Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured even sequences
Story writing in Latin I, II or IIILanguage Standards 1 & 2Conventions of Standard EnglishDemonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speakingDemonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writingLanguage Standard 3Knowledge of Language
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.Language Standard 4Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.Language Standard 5Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.Language Standard 6Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression
ConclusionShowing how Latin supports the Common Core ELA standards is an excellent way to justify keeping Latin programs in schools when it could possibly be cut
Resourceshttp://www.parcconline.org/about-parcc http://www.corestandards.org/ Alignment of the National Standards for Learning Languages with the Common Core State Standards - http://www.actfl.org/news/reports/alignment-the-national-standards-learning-languages-the-common-core-state-standards AP Latin Curriculum Framework http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/AP_LatinCED_Effective_Fall_2012_lkd.pdf