The World of Inquiry School has posted a video (here) of site educators moving parents through the Common Core State Standards. They start with having parents discuss page 7 of the introduction and then review two key learning targets: 1) I can identify the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and 2) I can communicate to others the What? & Why now? of the Common Core State Standards.
The video is an opportunity to review how other sites are introducing the CCSS to parents including strategies of taking dense content, written for educators, and making it easier to understand for all stakeholders. At minute 7:55 the instructional shifts are shared and at minute 14:15, parents engage in the close reading strategy.