Literacy Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)
Resources for Educators
K – 12 Educator Resource: This document provides information about the Common Core Initiative, the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for ELA, the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Literacy in Social Studies/History, Science, and Technical Subjects, and additional resources. Information about Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for Literacy in Social Studies/History, Science, and Technical Subject (CCGPS for Literacy) in Grades 6 – 12 can be found on pages 81 – 92.
Common Core Performance Standards: Georgia joined 47 other states to develop a set of core standards K – 12 in English/Language Arts. These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or 21st century workplace.
Professional Learning Calendar: This calendar shows professional learning sessions offered by the Georgia Department of Education.
Webinars and Training Handouts: The fall webinars and training handouts are found at these sites.
6 – 8 Webinars and Resources
9 – 12 Webinars and Resources
Georgia Public Broadcast (GPB): Live sessions for teachers have been scheduled for each grade level. Recorded sessions are available for viewing at this site.
GPB Training Materials: There are training materials for each GPB session. These materials can be viewed at this site prior to the broadcast.
May 2, 2012 at 10:00 – Social Studies/History for Grades 9 – 12
May 2, 2012 at 2:00 – Social Studies/History for Grades 6 – 8
May 8, 2012 at 10:00 – Science for Grades 6 – 8
May 8, 2012 at 2:00 – Science for Grades 9 – 12
May 9, 2012 at 10:00 – Technical Subjects for Grades 9 – 12
May 9, 2012 at 2:00 – Technical Subjects for Grades 6 - 8
Common Core Appendix A: Research, Supporting Key Elements of the Standard, and Glossary of Key Terms. Information about text complexity and writing are in the literacy standards social studies/history, science, and technical subjects. See pages 2 – 15 for more information.
Common Core Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks.
Informational texts for 6-8 social studies/history begin on page 93. Informational texts for 6-8 science and technical subjects begin on page 96. Sample performance tasks for 6-8 social studies/history, science and technical subjects begin on page 100.
Informational texts for 9-10 social studies/history begin on page 130. Informational texts for 9-10 science and technical subjects begin on page 133. Sample performance tasks for 9-10 social studies/history, science and technical subjects begin on page 138.
Informational texts for 11-12 social studies/history begin on page 172. Informational texts for 11-12 science and technical subjects begin on page 179. Sample performance tasks for 11-12 social studies/history, science and technical subjects begin on page 183.
Common Core Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC): Georgia is a member of the 24-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math. There are selected pages addressing literacy in grades 6 – 12.
Achieve: This is an independent, bi-partisan, non-profit education reform organization dedicated to supporting standards-based education reform efforts across states.
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