Our mission is to ensure that all students become proficient in various areas of literacy in order to become successful citizens, and to be prepared for college and career pathways.
This resource is for teachers and students to have samples for Text-Dependent On-Demand First Draft Writing from across the country that is aligned with the Core Standards instruction in writing argument and explanatory essays for end-of-level assessments.
Conventions of Standard English
Key Ideas and Details
Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
Text Type and Purposes
Stanford Innovation Studio
Supporting Differentiation and Student Engagement since 2011, the team from Stanford has facilitated Utah educators in the Design Thinking Process that engages students in the following 21st century skills:
Utah teachers as Stanford Fellows spent a week in August, 2014 at the Museum of Natural Curiosity with the Stanford Team developing curriculum. Visit the link below for more information.
K12 Lab Network
Utah now has its own Design Thinking Team available for supporting teachers in experiencing Stanford’s Design Thinking Process and using the experience to design curriculum for all grades in all subjects.
Click here for dates and times of the Spring Studio Seminar at the Museum of Natural Curiosity (The Center for Design Thinking in Utah).
Utah Education Network (UEN):
Implementing the Core Standards with High-Quality Instruction.
An Introduction to Design Thinking
A Taste of Design Thinking "I Can't Eat That!". Redesigning the Middle School Cafeteria Experience
Applying Webb’s Depth-of-Knowledge (DOK) Levels to Bloom’s Cognitive Process Dimensions:
Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Basement West Conference Room
Learning Tasks for 6-8 Text Complexity Band
Utah ELAs Core and Literacy in Social Studies/History and Science
Digital Books for Secondary ELAs (Grades 9-12)
Utah Education Network (UEN)
Utah Core Standards: Digital Books
Text Selections for 6-8 Text Complexity Band
Close Reading of Informational Text: