Category Archives: Common Core State Standards

New Materials Posted at 63000resources

Additional resources have been added to http://www.63000resources.com. As with everything at 63000resources, the items are free and well matched to a highly core aligned classroom. The materials include A syntax section where you will find an overview of “Juicy Sentences.” … Continue reading

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The Business Roundtable and their Endorsement of CCSS

The Business Roundtable and their Endorsement of CCSS If you have wondered why the business community has endorsed the Common Core, you can learn why in a video posted here. At minute 21:10, Scott Fast, Executive Director of Accenture Foundation … Continue reading

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Common Core ELA Shift Song

Shawn Leer, an Implementation Specialist in Area 5, has written and recorded the following song about the Common Core. Titled, “You Gotta”, Shawn has cleverly managed to describe the instructional shifts and the Instructional Practice Guides (IPG) in lyrical form. … Continue reading

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Nevada’s 5th Family Engagement in Education Summit

At Nevada’s 5th Family Engagement in Education Summit, teachers, school administrators, parents, elected officials and community members learned more about the Nevada Academic Content Standards (including the Common Core). Participants worked through a study from MetaMetrics, the instructional shifts, and … Continue reading

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Common Core Site Updated

If it has been some time since you visited http://www.corestandards.org, it is worth returning. The website has been revamped and now includes more targeted areas including a specific section for parents. Further, the site is more comprehensive with answers to … Continue reading

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Sunday Videos and Reads

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 … Continue reading

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‘Simplifying the ELA Common Core; Demystifying Curriculum’

In a piece for the Kappa Delta Pi Record, Mike Schmoker and Carol Jago describe how you can break through the myriad ELA/literacy standards and immediately get of the “essence” of CCSS. In short, this involves focusing on “simple ‘instructional … Continue reading

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