Text Complexity Resources

Registration information for 2012 English Language Arts’ Webinars

Jan. 12, 2012 3:30-4:30

Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/628376697

March 8, 2012 3:30-4:30

Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/357708785

April 26, 2012 3:30-4:30

Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/334706008

English Language Arts Content Session, September 20, 2011

Session Information
Region I - ELA Common Core

September 20 - Tuesday
Registration 8-9, Session 9-4
Vernon G. James Research Center, Plymouth, NC
Will be one of the following: Julie Joslin, Lisa McIntosh, Dan Tetreault, Cynthia Dewey

RESA Professional Development for English Language Arts will focus on the Six Shifts in ELA /Literacy in the Common Core State Standards. Brief segments of videos explaining the shifts will be shared with time for group discussions of each shift. Consultants will follow-up with suggested resources, “Less is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts” by Kimberly Hill Campbell and “Deeper Reading” by Kelly Gallagher.

English Language Arts Process Session, September 21, 2011
Session Information
Region I - ELA Process Support

September 21 - Wednesday
Registration 8-9, Process 9-4
Vernon G. James research Center, Plymouth, NC
Beth Edwards and Dianne Meiggs

Process Support will allow time for LEAs and Charters to make connections with the Summer Institute work with planning and evaluating local PD and the Day 1 RESA Content session. To share significant ideas from Day 1 Content sessions. To explore and align online resources they keep seeing referenced in content sessions and new online sites with new standards. To share pacing guides, progress reports, PD session plans, and other local tools under development in LEAs and Charters. To give and get feedback from each other on local PD plans/timelines using a checklist .

ELA Process Support Links

You may locate the unpacking and crosswalk documents on the ACRE site found here

Common Core State Standards, the Hunt Institute, and the Council of Chief State School Officers have commissioned a series of video vignettes.

This series of short videos were developed to help all stakeholders better understand the breadth and depth of the Common Core State Standards as well as how these Standards "will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students." -- (James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, 2011).

Video User Guide



Assessment One Pager: Quick Reference -- Next Generation of Summative Assessments

SMARTER Balanced Assessment

Below you will find ideas generated during the ELA Process Day 2 session. All materials on this page are in DRAFT form and have not been created by DPI ELA Content Specialists. To locate support materials created by DPI, please visit

High School - Susan Brown, Hannah Saunders, Alicia Heffner, Mike Flinchbaugh, and Mike Fipps

High School- Amy Thompson, Bonita Robinson, Laura Hill, Lisa Smith, Lois Lassiter

High School - Rhonda Meadows, Frank Heath, Nicole Baker, Linda Ward, and LaTonja Hyman

High School - Rhonda Meadows, Frank Heath, Nicole Baker, Linda Ward, and LaTonja Hyman

CCSS ELA Video Resources

Middle School Resources

Currituck Resources

Pitt County Resources