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Parents- ELA Common Core Corner

The new emphases or shifts in the California English Language Arts and Literacy Common Core Standards

What is academic vocabulary?

Academic Vocabulary or Tier 2 words:

  • high-utility academic vocabulary
  • found in many content texts 
  • cross-curricular terms

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How can parents support their children with the ELA/Literacy shifts?

Please click on the link to see how you can support your children in each of the six shifts: 


ELA/Literacy Instructional Shifts 1-6


Additional Parent CCSS Resources