Make sure you backup your files before making any changes.
I saw someone mention a new simple snippet of code to add the Common Core Standards to your website. The code comes from MasteryConnect and is simple to add to your WordPress site. This first thing I wanted to do was allow access to the pull-out app widget from the admin pages. This would allow me to copy and past the standards when writing a post. I needed to edit a file that was included throughout all admin pages. I figured the best file would be admin-header.php, I could be wrong, feel free to let me know. I knew that the admin section of WordPress can’t be accessed through the theme editor, so I downloaded the file /wp-admin/admin-header.php opened it up in my trusty text editor, and looked for the “body” tag.
Just after line 98 insert the code from MasteryConnect
Save it, upload it, all done with the admin section!
I also wanted it on my site for visitors. I think the Common Core Standards will help change the current educational landscape, so I like to share.
Adding the code to your visitors is even easier. From the WordPress dashboard you need to click on the sidebar: Appearance –>Editor. Once in the Editor you should be automaticly editing your current theme files. Just make sure and look at the drop-down on the top right. Make sure your theme is selected. The file you want to edit is header.php.
Paste in the code from MasteryConnect and click the update button. All done.
This is copy and pasted from the widget while writing this post.
Key Ideas and Details
1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Corresponding College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standard
1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Note on range and content of student reading
To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success.