Last week, Education Week reported on the frustration teachers are facing as they begin designing lessons around Common Core priorities teacher resources are either scarce, or hard to find.
Teachers and curriculum developers who are trying to craft road maps that reflect the Common Core State Standards can find themselves in a dispiriting bind: Their current materials fall short, and there is a dearth of good new ones to fill the void. Educators in Search of Common-Core Resources
Common Core Resources
We offer two specific resources to help teachers, Text Tool and a book of Lesson Plans. See the list of other resources below.
Get a FREE Tool to Evaluate CCSS Texts
- quantitative criteria
- qualitative criteria
- reader and task criteria
Month by Month CCSS Lesson Plans You Can Use Immediately in Your Classroom or School
This group of seasonal ELA and writing lessons is designed to fill in those odd days with fun, easy, lessons which require a minimum of preparation and yet still meet the needs of the Common Core State Standards. We suggest activities for each month, but most activities are flexible enough for any season.
Other Resources for Common Core
- What Happened to the Free Curriculum Maps?
- What is the Lexile Score of This Book?
- Assessments Affect Common Core: PARCC
- 15-part Video Series: Common Core State Standards
- Links to State Departments of Education — All 50
Do you know of other great resources? Please leave a link in the comments.