By Joan Brock. 5th Grade Math. Published at Monday, November 23rd, 2020 - 13:39:34 PM.
The Common Core Standards, at first glance, are a bit overwhelming and frightening. While I feel comfortable navigating the English/Language Arts since it is my specialty area, I do find them lengthy and somewhat overpowering on my first study. With examination and reflection I recognize that expectations such as "Describe a character... " runs K-12 as a common expectation, it is the complexity of the text that changes. Knowing this I can run the gambit of standards and integrate them quite simply regardless of grade level and student achievement level. Thus this magnificent list (98 pages, in fact) becomes less wieldy and eventually my friend.
Within two weeks I was astonished to hear back from "The View" and "Leeza," which is no longer on the air today, and "The Gayle King Show" (King is Oprahs best friend - her show is also no longer on the air). From that moment on, everything was a dizzying blur. Of the three shows, the producers of "Leeza" were quicker to make arrangements, while those at "The View" and "The Gayle King Show" dragged their feet. My intuition told me to go with "Leeza" and not wait for the others to make up their minds. Mrs. Jordan was one of those teachers who never missed a day of class, so she didnt want to go to California to accept a "teaching excellence award." Good heavens, her fifth grade students were far more important than some frivolous award!
You were so influenced by this critical time frame, that an allegiance formed during this period reflects various subject material being worked on in current relationships. The arrangement you inadvertently place preeminence upon has continued to filter the seeds of energizing artistic excellence in your current state of affairs. Its deep; real deep, but you are aware of what I am talking about without fully/adequately being able to articulate the succinct words in precise manner. The arising sense of the sacred sensual sexual artistic self in retrospect to those events form what the passionate cohesiveness nature is missing. The first hint of real disillusion appeared and because it did, you buried and disguised it in many personality costumes and sublimated forms of arbitrary denial. The identifiable need for status, prestige and respect, fraught with its insidious forms of all encompassing waves of apathetic overtones, need be investigated and yanked from the soil by the roots. The determinedly ruthless soul demands voluntary surrendered expression of your latent gifts and will not be refused.
The 5th grade level is where students begin to understand more about how words can paint a picture. Instead of "the tree had many colorful leaves", they now read "the tree was overflowing with fiery warmth of the colors from the sun - red, orange and yellow burst forth." This is exactly where you need to take your marketing material. Paint a picture for your reader; bring them in to what you want them to know by entering their minds and painting pictures on their brains. Think of your writing like "graffiti for the mind." By painting with words rather than dazzling with brilliance you will appeal to a much larger audience, enhance your message and add more to your bottom line. Create wording that glides down a mountain like a bright red sled sifting through the fresh snow at breath taking speed - words that can be understood and be "seen/scene". Mike Beckman, CAS is the owner of Proforma-BPM, a marketing resource for businesses to develop, create and distribute their message. Print, Promote and Profit. Mike is also a professional speaker, teaching businesses how to be more creative, network stronger and sell to the right people.
It is said that the average newspaper is written on a 5th grade level and that the average online reader is at that or below. There is common misconception about this belief and why it is so. This doesnt mean that only 5th graders are using the Internet or that everyone reading online content is uneducated. Instead, it refers to the state of mind that the average reader is in when they are using the Internet. The Internet is now something we turn to in a hurry when we need to find info fast. Even if you are just browsing around, there is so much to see that it is easy to get distracted, caught up or swept away from one site to another and another and... so on.
The first stage of learning is the collection of data. We are all inundated with data - every page we read, every email and text message, everything we hear - in fact, everything that is taken in by all of our senses -- is data. Elementary school students are taught a lot of data. Adults are also inundated with data, but while the students are expected to absorb everything they are taught, adults look for relevance and purpose within the data - they filter the data according to their needs and interests. Management guru, the late Peter Drucker, said that when you give data relevance and purpose, you get information - the second stage of the learning model. Adults seek information. Children dont know what will be relevant and purposeful to their lives, so they absorb all the data they are given. As they mature into adults, a lot of the data they learned in school is laid aside in their brains so that they can focus on what is relevant and purposeful to their lives. For some people, much of this data gets buried deep within their long-term memories and can be recalled - these people become the trivia experts and the Jeopardy contestants. But for most people, much of the data absorbed in school is lost - thats why adults have such a difficult time on the television show.
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