K-6 Reading Lessons: Common Core Aligned


Reading Works is a Gem for Standards Aligned K-6 Reading Lessons click on any image to access the specific part of the site What is Reading Works ? Step 2 : Browse lessons by Programs, Standards by State or Common Core, & Grade Levels You can do this part without even registering - yes, all for free. There are free tutorials to go along with the unlimited access to lessons and passages! You will not be able to access your files.

Common Core Reading Resource: Smithsonian Tween Tribune

Catlin Tucker

Interested in more technology tips to help you teach the Common Core? My book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology will be published in June 2015 by Corwin. This differentiation challenges students at different reading levels while allowing them to access the same information. Just in time for summer reading! I’m always on the look out for great resources to support reading.


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Unwrapping the Common Core Standards

A Principal's Reflections

Love them or hate them, the Common Core is a reality for the majority of educators and schools across the country. While attending the 2013 ASCD Conference in Chicago I attended a session entitled Unwrapping Standards to Drive the Adoption of the Common Core State Standards. By unwrapping standards educators see the interconnectedness within the Common Core. Educators can also access demonstration videos once a free account is created.

Responding To Criticisms Of The Common Core

TeachThought - Learn better.

Responding To Criticisms Of The Common Core. Ed note: Supporting “commonness” or standardization isn’t a part of our mission at TeachThought, but we are interested in giving equal voice to diverse voices across education. Further, the majority of educators in the United States teach according to the Common Core standards, which makes them of interest to us. Myth #2: The Common Core Standards are too vague and are “dumbing down” our students.

Teach the Common Core with Mastery Connect!


Mastery Connect: Teaching the Common Core just got a whole lot easier! This is so cool because now I can sign up (for free - or upgrade) and start immediaely connecting with teachers around the country to find ''just-right'' activities and assessments that are already aligned to the common core. Access the Common Core Standards Anywhere!

Discovery Education's Common Core Academies

A Principal's Reflections

Educators across America are grappling with what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) mean for their instruction and have key questions around successful implementation: What are the core components of the CCSS and how do they impact me? Educators are invited to join their peers for Common Core Academies that are: Research-based: Their professional development integrates proven curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices from expert practitioners and thought leaders.

Join the @MasteryConnect Community and Connect with A World of Common Core!


Mastery Connect = Your Home for Common Core Mastery Connect was putting together resources for the Common Core before the Common Core was even adopted by many of the states. They truly are the leader in all things Common Core! Grab the Free Common Core App! You can easily start to follow teachers who are part of the Common Core Mastery Connect community and begin sharing resources to use in your classroom!

MLA Commons CORE and Open Access


The Modern Language Association recently announced an exciting open-access project, Humanities Core , funded by the NEH. The project is very ambitious and promises to be a valuable asset for researchers, particularly those without access to the expensive databases of large universities. The interface will enable MLA members and other participants in Humanities Commons to link to uploaded materials from their profiles, creating an interactive professional vita.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks


TenMarks is one of those companies that will soon begin entering into the world of accessible professional development, with their free Webinar Wednesday series. Presenters will also introduce participants to new resources and collaboration tools to help demystify the Common Core State Standards. In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues.

Find and Pin All of Your Favorite Common Core Activities with @MasteryConnect!


Easily Find, Pin, and Save All of Your Common Core Resources One of the most popular ways in which educators collaborate using social media is through pinning. Mastery Connect is my favorite resource for all things Common Core. Start Pinning Common Core Goodies Recently, MasteryConnect launched a free option called Resource Pins for teachers upload and discover common core aligned resources using the very familiar pinning platform.

Fun Math Practice For Grades 1 - 5 from @SplashMath that is Common Core Aligned!


Their latest launch is Splash Math grades 1 to 5 app – an iPad app that is also accessible online ( splashmath.com ). Unlike, many traditional online learning software’s, which require monthly subscription; Splash Math offers rich and interactive math practice environment with lifetime access only at $9.99 app giveaway Common Core App common core math app fifth grade math app first grade math app fourth grade math app math app second grade math app splash math third grade math app

Add the Common Core to your Blog:


Now, your readers can access the Common Core from your very own site. Be sure to sign up for a free account so that you can gain additional access to the many lessons already created and aligned to the Common Core Standards. Common Core App common core for blogs common core standards Mastery Connect Mastery Connect widget MasteryConnect MasteryConnect App

Savvas Announces its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 Earns Highest Rating from EdReports

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 received the highest rating from EdReports.org. enVision ® Mathematics Common Core © 2021 Grades 6-8.

Global Competencies and the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

I attended a session at the 2012 ASCD Annual Conference early on Saturday morning entitled Common Core and Curriculum 21: Global Competency in Literacy, Math, and Science. As we move to the Common Core it is crucial that we sustain a renewed focus on engaging students using global issues across multiple disciplines to keep them hooked and in position for achievement. 21st Century Skills ASCD 2012 Common Core

Common Core Connections: Halloween Writing

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The Common Core Standards identify six instructional shifts necessary for effective implementation of the ELA/Literacy strand. Use the Common Core App by Mastery Connect to Design a Rubric To make sure to cover specific writing and research standards for your grade level, consider creating a rubric with the guidance of the Common Core App by Mastery Connect. collaboration common core google docs halloween inquiry multimedia padlet research writing

Flocabulary’s Raps Makes Common Core Learning ‘Fun and Accessible’

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Each video includes a quick news review, a quiz and interactive lyrics to deepen and reinforce Common Core skills. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video

Instructional Shifts to Support the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for ways to effectively implement and manage the Common Core aligned classroom? The seamless integration of technology into the Common Core aligned curriculum supports learning through active participation and increases opportunities for all students to have access to the resources and information they need for success. Take a look at the Common Core Standards and identify several standards that can be woven into the learning process.

Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

First year New Milford High School teacher Mrs. Westbrook has been tackling the Common Core in an engaging and innovative fashion. One major instructional shift required by the Common Core Curriculum Standards is the increased emphasis on the use of informational texts. On the blog, students can access the informational text by replaying the interview.

10 Ways Any Teacher Can (and Should) Use Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Common Core tells us: New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication.

Free Common Core Aligned Lessons and Web 2.0 Games to Play on your SMART Board!


When you click on Common Core State Standards. videos, websites, files - no upload/download time ) Utah Education Network put together a fabulous selection Common Core lessons! I saved each grade level''s lessons and activities within my ClassConnect files for easy access. The National Science Digital Library has a great collection of interactive content to match your core standards! Attention: FREE Lessons and Interactive Resources!

How open resources help infuse Common Core into lessons

eSchool News

Open resources can help design attractive, engaging lessons with a Common Core twist. In 2010, my state, Mississippi, joined the growing list of states adopting the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and math. While the rigor of the Common Core will ultimately prepare our students for college and careers, implementation has its challenges. Common Core Top News

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site. The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction.

The best BYOD tech tools for the Common Core classroom

eSchool News

With just 4 categories and less than a dozen tools, educators can hit a lot of Common Core standards. If the minimum age is 13 in the TOS, even if it is accessible in the district today, it can be blocked at any time and unable to be reopened. 21st Century Skills Common Core Digital Learning and Tools byod Google simple tech

Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Technology can be a powerful tool to help us meet the Common Core Standards and move our students forward to prepare them for success in school and beyond. In general, t he Common Core calls for the seamless integration of technology into the curriculum. There are also specific Common Core standards dedicated to using technology. Provide students with access to a portable learning device and let them learn and explore instead of watch and daydream.

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

In the past few years, the Common Core has significantly altered the landscape in terms of mathematics education. The Common Core has also required more coherence in our curriculum. In response, I typically turn to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, whose official position on the subject makes it clear that both students and teachers must have regular access to technology that supports “sense making, reasoning, problem solving, and communication.”

Core Tech for Learning with ELA Common Core #ISTE2014


One of the #ISTE2014 sessions I attended was "Core technologies for the Common Core" by Kyle Brumbaugh and Elizabeth Calhoon. They had a great introduction to the Common Core and a plethora of helpful tools. Table: Supplemental Information for Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards Writing readability and editor Sure, you can use the tools mentioned above to assess the readability of a student''s writing, but the following tool also includes editing.

Scholastic's First Thanksgiving Full Common Core Unit Plans with Videos and Printables!


The First Thanksgiving Scholastic has put together NEW Common Core-aligned lesson plans to introduce your class to the real story of the first Thanksgiving. You can access the entire unit and read more about it on my recent post. There are interactive guides, lesson plans, activities for centers, printable reproducibles, virtual field-trips and more! Enjoy the fabulous, free resources!!

Common Core Academy Learning Opportunities From Discovery Education

The Web20Classroom

A long time ago, Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power … This summer, teachers can empower their teaching with meaningful and actionable knowledge about the Common Core Standards at Discovery Education''s Academies! Specifically, participants will closely examine the ELA and Mathematics CCSS to investigate strategies for students to access, respond to, engage in, and ultimately, meet their learning targets. Visit the Discovery Education Common Core site to learn more!

Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools


With the shifts of the Common Core , students need to spend time learning both Tier 2 and Tier 3 words in a variety of ways. By interacting with vocabulary, students absorb the word''s meaning and learn to appropriately use it in a variety of contexts ( Common Core Appendix A ). There''s a built in "define" and "research" tool that is easily accessible when in a Google Doc. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

OpenEd Launches Free Common Core Assessment Creation Tool

The 21st Century Principal

L os Gatos, CA – June 17, 2014 — OpenEd ( www.OpenEd.io ), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, today announced a free tool designed to enable teachers to easily create assessments with the question types required by Common Core standards. But none of the currently available free tools supported the types of questions required by the Common Core. Common Core Common Core Resources

App of the Week: Common Core math games

eSchool News

note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Lumio – math games for the Common Core classroom is a collection of math games geared toward kids in kindergarten through third grade. Pros : It’s super convenient for kids to access several different games in one location. Click here to read the full app review. . Lumio. What’s It Like?

Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges

Marketplace K-12

In a letter posted today on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s website , chief executive officer Sue Desmond-Hellman acknowledged that the group had made some miscalculations regarding implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The uproar was most fervent in places where student scores on the common-core tests were being linked to teachers’ evaluations. ” The letter goes on to say that all teachers need access to high-quality materials.

Can Common Core reading tests ever be fair?

The Hechinger Report

In last year’s statewide Common Core-related PARCC test, just 24 percent of the students at Esteves’ school met grade-level expectations in reading and writing, a category called English language arts and literacy. The Common Core standards, a set of English and math guidelines adopted by more than 40 states, challenge many commonly held beliefs — including how best to teach children to read. Related: Two studies find Common Core tests make the grade.

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

Educator Innovator

This was originally posted at Common Sense Graphite. As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core literacy standards are popping up everywhere. If you don’t have access to the necessary technology in class, you could go the paper-and-pencil route and then input student data into a program like Survey Monkey, Geddit , or Kahoot to display to your students the next day.

Integrating Technology Using the SAMR Model to Meet Common Core in the Classroom


There are many practical ways educators can move their students t hrough the SAMR model (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) through technology integration, to extend learning, to meet the common core standards and develop lifelong learners. Our World of Work is very tech infused Our students have access to technology all the time Creates a deeper level of learning It changes what we can do, and when and where we can do it!