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Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards in Reading, Writing, and Communicating
The Reading, Writing, and Communicating standards invite students to use texts to better understand others’ experiences in the world and to command language in order to articulate their own perspective on the human experience. The standards intentionally reflect the read-write connection and the relationship between critically consuming texts to build knowledge and producing texts to convey knowledge.
In partnership with the Colorado PTA, family and community guides to the Colorado Academic Standards (in English and Spanish) have been created to help families and communities across Colorado better understand the goals and outcomes of the Colorado Academic Standards. The guides describe the “big picture” purpose of the standards, as road maps to help ensure that all Colorado students graduate ready for life, college, and careers. They also provide overviews of the learning expectations for each of the ten content areas of the standards and offer examples of educational experiences that students may engage in, and that families could support, during the school year.
A Special Thank You to...
The Standards and Instructional Support team would like to thank Jonathan Wright for his invaluable contributions to the family/community guides for grades six-12 in Reading, Writing, and Communicating. His expertise and content knowledge was instrumental in creating the guides and helping CDE better support all Coloradans engaged in the successful implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards.
For content specific questions, please contact Olivia Gillespie Reading, Writing, and Communicating Content Specialist.