Evidence Guides for CCSS Implementation

At the April 19th Administrative and Supervisory Meeting, district leaders explored the CCSS Guides for Planning and Practice. Developed by Student Achievement Partners, the guides aim “to provide concrete examples of what the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy” can look like for yearly and daily planning. As noted several times in the documents, the guides are not for evaluative purposes but instead are “designed as a developmental tool for teachers and those who support teachers.” The guides and the PowerPoint are listed below.

CCSS Evidence Guide Over the Year ELA/Lit K-2

CCSS Evidence Guide Over the Year ELA/Lit 3-5

CCSS Evidence Guide Over the Year ELA/Lit 6-12

CCSS Evidence Guide Single Lesson ELA/Lit K-2

CCSS Evidence Guide Single Lesson ELA/Lit 3-5

CCSS Evidence Guide Single Lesson ELA/Lit 6-12

About Aaron Grossman

I am a 5th grade teacher at Roy Gomm Elementary in Reno, Nevada. I started working with elementary students as part of the Montana Reads program and AmeriCorps. In 2001, after graduating from the University of Montana and moving to Reno, Nevada, I student taught at Rita Cannan Elementary before receiving a 6th grade position at Veterans Elementary. I moved out of the classroom to be a Literacy Coordinator, then an Instructional Coach, and finally a School Improvement Program Coordinator. In 2011, I began working on the Nevada Academic Content Standards in the district’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. I returned to the classroom for the 2015-2016 school year to teach 4th grade at Huffaker Elementary. Before returning to the classroom, I helped develop the Core Task Project that has been featured by National Public Radio, the Gates Foundation, American Radio Works, Eduwonk, the Fordham Institute, Vox, and the Center for American Progress. In 2014, I received the Leader to Learn From Award for my teacher-centered initiative and work to bring college, career, and civics ready outcomes into Northern Nevada classrooms (here). In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Sandoval serve on the Statewide RPDP Council. The same year, Nevada’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero placed me on the state’s State Improvement Team. This year I will be part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Advisory Group. I am Google Certified Educator and a Nevada Teacher Ambassador. I believe strongly that teaching content is teaching reading and I make sure my students have ample opportunities to work with social studies, history, science and art outcomes. I do what I can to blend the learning for my students and this blog is part of that effort. You can contact me at coretaskproject@gmail.com
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3 Responses to Evidence Guides for CCSS Implementation

  1. Thank you for sharing! Do the same documents exist for mathematics?

  2. Yes. My understanding is that they will be posted to achievethecore in the next few weeks.

  3. Carol Cimino says:

    Thank you for all the hard work put into these guides. I am looking forward to working with them.

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