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marcyheard
marcyheard asks:
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What advice do you have for realigning our school's writing curriculum with our state's standards?

Our district is going through our curriculum guides and matching standards to what we already have in writing for each grade level?  Has anyone else done this that may have some suggestions on how to make it more user friendly or maybe things we should forget about or remember to include.  One thing we've wondered about is how to put the information into a manageable spread sheet.  Any suggestions or cautions?

We originally rewrote the curriculum ourselves, because there were many things that needed to be supplemented, but at that time we didn't need to include the standards..
 
We would appreciate your help in making our task more meaningful.  

Thanks in advance.

Marcy
In Topics: State education standards
> 60 days ago

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ronald
ronald writes:
Marcy,

First, make sure you have completed the exercise of making sure all standards are covered by the curriculum. Next, it is more user friendly to map the curriculum by grade level in the recommended sequence for instruction. Then, map state standards to the "curriculum guide". Often, state standards are not good guides for the optimal instructional sequence. Spreadsheets are an excellent tool for this purpose, and actually better than word or a database program.

Ron
> 60 days ago

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