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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

Six Shifts by Delockery poster

What is academic vocabulary?

Academic Vocabulary or Tier 2 words:

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

academic vocabulary

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