How to Teach Common Core Standards (CCSS) Using EDI
Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is the solution for teaching Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to all students, especially English Learners. The Common Core State Standards do not explain how to teach standards, only specifying what standards must be taught. Using EDI and DataWORKS’ READY TO TEACHSM EDI Lessons, administrators and teachers in every state can make the transition from state standards to CCSS. Plus, READY TO TEACHSM EDI Lessons will help teachers optimize classroom teaching time.
What is Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)?
Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is a strategic collection of research-based instructional practices combined to help teachers design and deliver well-crafted lessons that explicitly teach grade-level content and increase language acquisition for all students.
What are Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?
Common Core State Standards designate exactly what skills and concepts students are expected to learn in each grade. CCSS are evidence-based and include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills. CCSS were created by teachers, school administrators, and other experts as a clear, consistent guide to prepare K-12 students for college and the workforce. CCSS have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
How does Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) help teachers meet CCSS requirements?
EDI helps teachers model problem-solving methods and thinking strategies that help students learn and demonstrate CCSS skill and concept requirements.
What are DataWORKS’ READY TO TEACHSM (EDI) Lessons?
DataWORKS’ interactive, multi-media READY TO TEACHSM EDI Lessons focus on key elements required by CCSS including (but not limited to): a well-designed, thoughtful concept and learning objective; rigorous grade-level expository text in every lesson; understanding and using academic vocabulary; writing to support answers using text-based evidence and academic vocabulary; a demand for higher-level thinking through appropriate higher-order questioning in checking for understanding; and the use of technology to enhance the overall learning experience.
How do DataWORKS’ READY TO TEACHSM EDI Lessons meet CCSS requirements?
Lessons break standards into “teachable units” so teachers can model skills and concepts separately as required by CCSS.
READY TO TEACHSM EDI Lessons
By design, DataWORKS’ EDI Lessons have always had a strong focus on elements featured in CCSS and in rigorous California Standards.
Teachers can download, click, and teach multi-media lessons created by DataWORKS that guide teachers how to model and teach CCSS requirements, such as focusing on deep conceptual understanding, building academic vocabulary, and using evidentiary arguments in response to grade-level expository text in every lesson.
DataWORKS is developing READY TO TEACHSM lessons written expressly for meeting CCSS requirements. Third Grade ELA and Math Lessons are expected to be ready first; Lessons are planned for release into DataWORKS’ online Lesson Catalog in late Spring 2013.
See SAMPLE lessons or purchase a one-year (renewable) lesson license, visit DataWORKS’ Lesson Catalog