Teachers have been “unpacking” grade level ELA standards to determine what a student must know (understand) and be able to do (transfer) to successfully meet the standard in after-school workshops. The participants are ‘unpacking’ and aligning one standard at a time across all grade levels. This format also allows us to compare standards across the grade levels to show how the students will climb academically from one grade level to the next. The conversations during this work have been powerful in understanding what is expected for each standard within a grade level.
The completed templates are posted on the website under: Staff Information, Elementary Curriculum, Unpacked Standards. This work will provide us with the knowledge and skill boxes of Stage 1-Desired Results (Part 1) in our UbD templates.
Thanks so much to the participants for their thoughtful conversations that continue to move us forward in this process.