Listed below are a few things that might help with your Common Core implementation efforts. (And keep you busy on a Sunday afternoon)
The California Department of Education has produced the following seven-minute video that explains how to read the ELA/literacy standards. The refresher is helpful especially if you’ve forgotten key terms like anchor, cluster, and strands and/or which standards hit outcomes like text types and purposes, production and distribution of writing, and research to build knowledge.
Dr. Tim Shanahan explains why you shouldn’t give the Common Core State Standards a close reading.
CCSS Graphic Organizer (here)
Dylan Wiliam Tweets, “Teaching in which students connect emotionally with teacher and content matters more than rigor or lively teaching.” (Full article here)
A new Fordham Foundation study describing the Common Core implementation efforts of four school districts. (Ok, I’ll admit it. I am only listing it because it mentions Washoe and the Core Task Project!)