Fall ELA Content Meeting

Mahoning County Educational Service Center

Moving Toward Deeper Learning as We Meet the Demands of the CCSS & PARCC

K-12 literacy teachers are encouraged to attend as we continue to work toward meeting the expectations of the Common Core State Standards & the PARCC ELA/Literacy assessments.

ELA Content Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 21st, 4:30-6:30pm

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center 7300 North Palymra Rd. Canfield, Oh 44406

To register for the event, please visit i.mahoningesc.org.


Doors will open at 4:00 for refreshments and a meet and greet.

Breakout Sessions

The 5th Quintile: Growing High Performing ELA Students

Explore key strategies, educational initiatives and key principles of differentiated and rigorous instruction that maximize learning for high performing ELA students.


K-2 Balanced Literacy

Teachers will examine the balanced literacy framework, share ideas of how to use it in a classroom, and leave with resources that support the framework.


Narrative Writing K-2 Session
Explore narrative writing standards, assessments and instructional practices and implications for the classroom.

Narrative Writing 3-5 Session
Explore narrative writing standards, PARCC assessments, PARCC rubric and instructional practices and implications for the classroom.


Meeting the Demands of the PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessments

Gain a better understanding of the PARCC testing design and the expectations for readers and writers, and the instructional and assessment shifts teachers can employ to better prepare students for the new assessments.


Preparing Students for the PARCC Writing Demands

The focus will be on creating writing prompts that mirror PARCC prompts by using the Literature Design Collaborative tools. We will use the template tasks and rubrics to create the writing prompts and discuss how to implement this tool in the classroom.


Differentiation in Action

Learn how to “shake-up” instruction to meet the individual needs of all students. This session will examine how to pre-assess students’ prior knowledge to set the stage as well as focus on strategies to organize and manage the Differentiated Classroom. Participants will also experience how to utilize a multitude of resources while participating in a differentiated lesson to see how to practically apply differentiated instruction successfully so each student can meet the learning targets in the classroom.