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NC ESSENTIAL STANDARDS INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TOOLS

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North Carolina's Standard Course of Study has been completely overhauled and new standards are to be implemented in classrooms beginning in 2012-13. This Instructional Toolkit is designed to help teachers pattern their instruction and classroom student assessments to the state's newly adopted curriculum. Please use this toolkit in conjunction with state- and district-level professional development to help you make the transition to the new standards in your classroom.


Guidance Essential Standards Support Tools
Unpacking Standards

Unpacking Standards
English as a Second Language | Science | Social Studies | World Languages | Arts Education | Healthful Living | Future Ready Occupational Course of Study Unpacking Standards

Crosswalks
Science | Social Studies | World Languages | Arts Education | Occupational Course of Study | Healthful Living

Graphic Organizers
English as a Second Language | Science | Social Studies | World Languages | Arts Education | Healthful Living

Glossary of Terms
English as a Second Language | Science | Social Studies | World Languages | Arts Education | Healthful Living


GUIDANCE ESSENTIAL STANDARDS SUPPORT TOOLS

Readiness/Exploratory/Discovery Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 123kb)

Early Emergent/Emergent Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 122kb)

Progressing Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 124kb)

Early Independent Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 122kb)

Independent Assessment Prototypes
(pdf, 123kb)

Career and College Promise Eligibility
(pdf, 209kb)

Counseling Resources
(pdf, 355kb)


Unpacking Standards

Readiness/Exploratory/Discovery Unpacking Document
(pdf, 247kb)

Early Emergent/Emergent Unpacking Document
(pdf, 248kb)

Progressing Unpacking Document
(pdf, 251kb)

Early Independent Unpacking Document
(pdf, 245kb)

Independent Unpacking Document
(pdf, 247kb)


HEALTHFUL LIVING, SOCIAL STUDIES, ARTS EDUCATION, WORLD LANGUAGES, AND SCIENCE UNPACKING STANDARDS

Below you will find unpacking standards documents to support teachers in their understanding of the common core and essential standards. The unpacking documents demonstrate at a granular level the knowledge and skills students are expected to master at a particular grade.

Important Note: The current Standard Course of Study will continue to be taught and tested during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. New standards and assessments are to be implemented for the first time beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Please send any thoughts, feedback, questions and ideas about additional resources that would help you start preparing to teach the new standards to feedback@dpi.nc.gov.


Arts Education Unpacking Standards

Dance
(pdf, 295kb)

Music
(pdf, 300kb)

Theatre Arts
(pdf, 357kb)

Visual Arts
(pdf, 323kb)


World Languages Unpacking Standards

Classical Language Programs
(pdf, 351kb)

Dual & Heritage Languages Programs- Dual Language Immersion
(pdf, 554kb)

Dual & Heritage Language Programs- Heritage Language
(pdf, 516kb)

Modern Language Programs - High School Credit Courses Levels I-VIII
(pdf, 651kb)

Modern Language Programs FLES Early Start & Middle School
(pdf, 382kb)


Social Studies Unpacking Standards

Kindergarten
(pdf, 91kb)

1st Grade
(pdf, 80kb)

2nd Grade
(pdf, 363kb)

3rd Grade
(pdf, 280kb)

4th Grade
(pdf, 308kb)

5th Grade
(pdf, 401kb)

6th Grade
(pdf, 257kb)

7th Grade
(pdf, 345kb)

8th Grade
(pdf, 304kb)

American History I
(pdf, 216kb)

American History II
(pdf, 165kb)

Civics and Economics
(pdf, 235kb)

World History
(pdf, 648kb)

20th Century Civil Liberties Civil Rights
(pdf, 306kb)

21st Century Geography
(pdf, 181kb)

American Humanities
(pdf, 382kb)

Psychology
(pdf, 300kb)

Sociology
(pdf, 246kb)

The Cold War
(pdf, 322kb)

Turning Points in American History
(pdf, 363kb)

World Humanities
(pdf, 355kb)


English as a Second Language Unpacking Standards

English as a Second Language
(pdf, 1.0mb)


Science Unpacking Standards

Kindergarten
(pdf, 88kb)

1st Grade
(pdf, 67kb)

2nd Grade
(pdf, 74kb)

3rd Grade
(pdf, 81kb)

4th Grade
(pdf, 78kb)

5th Grade
(pdf, 107kb)

6th Grade
(pdf, 115kb)

7th Grade
(pdf, 116kb)

8th Grade
(pdf, 139kb)

Biology
(pdf, 160kb)

Chemistry
(pdf, 138kb)

Earth and Environmental Science
(pdf, 120kb)

Physical Science
(pdf, 140kb)

Physics
(pdf, 148kb)


Healthful Living Unpacking Standards

K-2 Health
(pdf, 293kb)

3-5 Health
(pdf, 441kb)

6-8 Health
(pdf, 637kb)

9-12 Health
(pdf, 238kb)

K-2 Physical Education
(pdf, 370kb)

3-5 Physical Education
(pdf, 373kb)

6-8 Physical Education
(pdf, 497kb)

9-12 Physical Education
(pdf, 265kb)


Future Ready Occupational Course of Study Unpacking Standards

OCS Introduction to Mathematics
(pdf, 574kb)

OCS Algebra I
(pdf, 1.6mb)


HEALTHFUL LIVING, SOCIAL STUDIES, ARTS EDUCATION, WORLD LANGUAGES, AND SCIENCE CROSSWALKS

Below you will find initial crosswalk documents that compare the current Standard Course of Study to the newly adopted standards. This document is not intended to answer all questions about the nuance of the new standards versus the old but instead to help schools and teachers get a head start on internalizing and planning to teach the new standards.

Important Note: The current SCoS will continue to be the taught and tested standards in the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. We expect the new standards to be taught and assessed in schools for the first time in the 2012-13 school year.

Please send our content area sections any thoughts, feedback, questions and ideas about additional resources that would help you start preparing to teach the new standards.


Arts Education Crosswalks

Dance
(pdf, 268kb)

Music
(pdf, 265kb)

Theatre Arts
(pdf, 291kb)

Visual Arts
(pdf, 284kb)


World Languages Crosswalks

World Languages
(pdf, 387kb)


Social Studies Crosswalks

Kindergarten
(pdf, 236kb)

1st Grade
(pdf, 265kb)

2nd Grade
(pdf, 279kb)

3rd Grade
(pdf, 295kb)

4th Grade
(pdf, 276kb)

5th Grade
(pdf, 276kb)

6th Grade
(pdf, 264kb)

7th Grade
(pdf, 359kb)

8th Grade
(pdf, 414kb)

US History I
(pdf, 402kb)

US History II
(pdf, 457kb)

Civics and Economics
(pdf, 469kb)

World History
(pdf, 414kb)


Science Crosswalks

Kindergarten Science Standards
(pdf, 118kb)

1st Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 124kb)

2nd Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 119kb)

3rd Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 131kb)

4th Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 129kb)

5th Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 129kb)

6th Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 159kb)

7th Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 152kb)

8th Grade Science Standards
(pdf, 150kb)

Biology Standards
(pdf, 176kb)

Chemistry Standards
(pdf, 177kb)

Earth and Environmental Science Standards
(pdf, 213kb)

Physical Science Standards
(pdf, 166kb)

Physics Standards
(pdf, 160kb)


Occupational Course of Study Crosswalks

OCS Algebra I
(pdf, 247kb)

OCS Biology
(pdf, 275kb)

OCS English I and II
(pdf, 466kb)


Healthful Living Crosswalks

K-2 Health
(pdf, 177kb)

3-5 Health
(pdf, 267kb)

6-8 Health
(pdf, 284kb)

9-12 Health
(pdf, 127kb)

Physical Education
(pdf, 592kb)

 


HEALTHFUL LIVING, SOCIAL STUDIES, ARTS EDUCATION, WORLD LANGUAGES, AND SCIENCE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS

Located below are samples of content specific graphic organizers. These visual representations assist the student in organizing abstract “big picture” information that is new, overwhelming or misunderstood in the new standards.  Research supports the utilization of graphic organizers as a contributing factor in improving student performance. The examples are to model varied organizers and their use in provoking student engagement, organization, and understanding, thus equipping the teacher with the knowledge to develop and use such tools effectively with the new standards.  Important Note: The current Standard Course of Study will continue to be taught and tested during the 2011-12 school year. New standards and assessments are to be implemented for the first time beginning with the 2012-13 school year. These Graphic Organizers are in draft form and are undergoing review for feedback. Send your feedback to feedback@dpi.nc.gov.


Arts Education Graphic Organizers

Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts
(pdf, 307kb)


World Languages Graphic Organizers

Complete Booklet
This booklet contains all of the graphic organizers posted below, along with the mini-lessons, assessment examples, and other components that accompany them. Graphic Organizer packets for each proficiency level can be downloaded from the WLES wiki page for Graphic Organizers (http://wlnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Graphic+Organizers) in PDF, PowerPoint and Word formats.
(pdf, 677kb)

Novice Low-Greetings
(pdf, 194kb)

Novice Mid-Technology
(pdf, 198kb)

Novice High-Family
(pdf, 1.4mb)

Intermediate Low-Travel
(pdf, 71kb)

Intermediate Mid-Literature
(pdf, 145kb)

Intermediate High-Family
(pdf, 765kb)

Advanced Low-Current Events
(pdf, 129kb)

Advanced Mid-Family
(pdf, 458kb)


Social Studies Graphic Organizers

K-12 Social Studies
(pdf, 3.5mb)

Social Studies (APPARTS) (ESL Modified)
(pdf, 211kb)

Social Studies (GOFIT) (ESL Modified)
(pdf, 384kb)


English as a Second Language Graphic Organizers

English Language Arts-Argument
(pdf, 369kb)

Science-Interdependence of Life
(pdf, 168kb)

Social Studies (APPARTS)
(pdf, 211kb)

Social Studies (GOFIT)
(pdf, 384kb)

Math-Using Number Lines (3-5)
(pdf, 271kb)


Science Graphic Organizers

Interdependence of Life
(pdf, 7.4mb)

Interdependence of Life (ESL Modified)
(pdf, 168kb)


Healthful Living Graphic Organizers

Health Education Sample Graphic Organizer
Grade 4 - Nutrition

(pdf, 310kb)

Health Education
Grade 9 - Prevention

(pdf, 590kb)

Physical Education
Grade 4 - Health Related Fitness

(pdf, 137kb)

Physical Education
Grade 5 - Health Related Fitness

(pdf, 119kb)

Physical Education
Grade 6 - Motor Skill Development

(pdf, 118kb)

Physical Education
Grade 9 - Movement Concepts

(pdf, 139kb)


GLOSSARY OF TERMS

This tool provides educators with terminologies that represent the big, powerful concepts and ideas teachers need to know and understand in order to effectively teach the new Common Core State and North Carolina Essential Standards and use supporting materials. The Glossary of Terms is not meant to be exhaustive, but seeks to address critical terms and definitions essential in building content knowledge and understanding but also in promoting consistency across disciplines, increased student outcomes, and improved parent communication. This is a living document and will undergo additions in terms over time.

Important Note: The current Standard Course of Study will continue to be taught and tested during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. New standards and assessments are to be implemented for the first time beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Please send any thoughts, feedback, questions and ideas about additional resources that would help you start preparing to teach the new standards to feedback@dpi.nc.gov.


English as a Second Language Glossary
(pdf, 144kb)


Science
(pdf, 153kb)


Social Studies
(pdf, 109kb)


World Languages
(pdf, 220kb)


Arts Education - Dance
(pdf, 161kb)


Arts Education - Music
(pdf, 181kb)


Arts Education - Theatre Arts
(pdf, 151kb)


Arts Education - Visual Arts
(pdf, 160kb)


Healthful Living
(pdf, 166kb)