NEA’s Common Core Resources:

Common Core State Standards:  

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Common Core

Better Lesson - 130 Master teachers were selected to develop common core lessons in Math and ELA.  Waitsfield teacher Thomas Young is one of the Master Teachers selected.  This is a free site and materials may be downloaded for classroom use.

EngageNY- - This site has wealth of information in including units, professional learning modules, parent materials, and videos.  Some information is specific to NY, but most is not.

Tools for Teachers - Smarter Balance - - Educator-created lessons, activities, strategies, and professional development to help tailor instruction and boost learning.

SBAC Content Specifications for Mathematics 3-8 - This is the July 2015 version.  This is a useful tool when identifying majort topics for each grade.  Beginning on page 69 is a very clear chart for grades 3-8.  The chart identifies the major topics (Hi) and the additional/supporting standards (Lo).  When planning for the year, teachers will want to make sure that enough time is given to the major topics so students will have ample opportunity to construct deep understanding of the content.

SBAC Content Specifications for H.S. Mathematics - Refer to page 6 of this document to see the major and additional/supporting standards.

SBAC- Content Specifications for ELA and Literacy in History/SS, Science and Technical Subjects: This is the July 2015 Content Specifications for the SBAC.  It is a good resource for use in planning classrooom activities and performance assessments.

Edreports - - Edreports is a nonprofit organization that rates math, ELA, and Science Curriculum based on the alignment to CCSS and NGSS.  Teams of teachers from across the US analyze the curriculum based on different indicators.  This is an excellent resource to see how your existing curriculum align or if your school/district is considering adopting new materials.  If this is work you enjoy doing, and would like to be part of the team, there is also a link to "Become a Reviewer."  Reviewers meet online each week (1 hour) to make decisions for the indicator of focus for the week. 

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