Opera and Common Core

Thursday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m. EDT





BRANDON GRYDE
Director of Government Affairs, OPERA America


"The standards promote equity by ensuring all students, no matter where they live, are well prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to collaborate and compete with their peers in the United States and abroad."




SANDRA RUPPERT
Director, Arts Education Partnership


"The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school."



OPERA K-12 EDUCATION PROGRAMS


Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Opera.

COLLEGE AND CAREER READY

  1. Demonstrating independence
  2. Building strong content knowledge
  3. Responding to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
  4. Comprehending, as well as critiquing
  5. Valuing evidence
  6. Using technology and digital media strategically and capably
  7. Coming to understand other perspectives and cultures

Photo courtesy of The Santa Fe Opera.


OPERA AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4


Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem or song.


Courtesy of Sue Elliott/
Seattle Opera.
OPERA AND ELA

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.5
"Explain major differences between poems, drama and prose..."

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.7
"...multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone or beauty of a text..."

CCRA.L.3
"...understand how language functions in different contexts..."


Photo courtesy of The Santa Fe Opera.


Libretto Writing
CCRA.R.4 “figurative meanings”...“word choices shape meaning or tone”
CCRA.R.9 “ Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes”...“compare the approaches the authors take”


Singing and Acting
Foundational Skills in Reading: "understanding of spoken words, syllables and sounds"

Reading About Opera
ELA Standard 10: Range and Complexity


Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Opera.


OPERA AND MATHEMATICS


Allison Diaz, photo. Courtesy of Florida Grand Opera.




OPERA AND COMMON CORE


"With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."


CONTACT

Leah D. Wilson   LWilson@operaamerica.org
Director of Learning and Engagement, OPERA America


Brandon Gryde   BGryde@operaamerica.org
Director of Government Affairs, OPERA America


Sandra Ruppert   Sandra.Ruppert@ccsso.org
Director, Arts Education Partnership

Working Group

Jill Burnham, Los Angeles Opera
Stuart Holt, The Metropolitan Opera Guild
Barbara Lynne Jamison, Seattle Opera
Sam Lowry, Sarasota Opera
Ruth Nott, San Francisco Opera
Erika Rauer, New York City Opera
Cerise Sutton, Florida Grand Opera
Andrea Walters, The Santa Fe Opera
Jessica Weber, Chicago Opera Theater

Opera and Common Core

By OPERA America