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Welcome to Unit 1: Understanding and Teaching the Common Core Writing Standards


Throughout and upon completion of Unit 1, you will:

  • Examine the College and Career Readiness (CCR)
    Anchor Standards for Writing and how they are
    interrelated and interconnected
  • Understand the relationships between and among writing
    text types, purposes, and genres
  • Examine the impact of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy on Writing
    instruction across grade levels

This unit will guide you through a close examination of the CCR Anchor Standards for Writing, reference the California English Language Development (ELD) Standards for clarification of text types and purpose, and take a close look at California’s CCSS for ELA/Literacy by examining student writing samples at different grade spans.