Supplemental Curriculum We live in a complex, highly competitive global world and the Common Core State Standards lay out a path to prepare our children to be successful in it. Pearson offers digital instruction solutions to help every single child perform to Common Core Standards, be an active participant in his or her own intellectual development, and walk the staircase of increasing academic complexity to reach a level of academic readiness for college, career, and life in a global world. Support Common Core-driven Instructional Shifts The movement to Common Core State Standards has resulted in dramatic instructional shifts to better equip learners for college and career. Pearson can help you prepare your students for the future with curriculum solutions that support these instructional shifts at every grade level. » Learn about our digital instruction programs designed for the 21st century. Empower Every Student to Rise to the Challenge of Common Core Manage Data and Accountability Develop Common Core Leaders
109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Category 109 Common Core Resources For Teachers By Content Area The transition to the Common Core Standards is likely the single most significant change in the last 10 years in American public education. While the English-Language Arts and Math haven’t changed, what the standards say about those content areas–and their relative complexity and rigor–are indeed different. In a recent survey, you let us know you wanted more Common Core resources and support, so we’re going to ramp up our Common Core resources over the summer of 2013, including this list of various Common Core resources, separated by content area. 32 Common Core Resources For Teaching English Articles Journals Videos 22. 37 Common Core Resources For Teaching Science 1. 28. Videos 32. 40 Common Core Resources For Teaching Math 1. Journals 23. Videos 31.
Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. back to top
Curriculum Framework The Curriculum Framework specifies what is to be taught for each subject in the curriculum. In Pennsylvania, Curriculum Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, and Essential Questions aligned to Standards and Assessment Anchors and, where appropriate, Eligible Content. Curriculum Framework Definitions: Big Ideas: Declarative statements that describe concepts that transcend grade levels. Big Ideas are essential to provide focus on specific content for all students. To view a Curriculum Framework, either select a subject and then the grade level(s), or select a course.
LANGUAGE Live - Launch into Accelerated Literacy Learning Designed specifically to meet the higher expectations of the CCSS, LANGUAGE!® Live is a comprehensive literacy solution that combines teacher-directed learning with personalized, adaptive instruction in an online social environment. The curriculum was developed to reach readers in grades 4-12 who are two or more years below grade level. Learn about the powerful and innovative LANGUAGE! See LANGUAGE! Are "just right" books right for the Common Core? In the 1990s, much of the fireworks in the education policy debate centered around a “reading war” where supporters of whole language squared off against the forces of phonics. Now, in the Common Core era, I predict a similar firestorm is on the horizon. Only this time, the debate will not be about how to teach students to read in the first place, but rather how to help them build knowledge and improve comprehension over time. More specifically: It’s about how to choose the books you are asking students to read. And the outcome of this debate could go a long way towards deciding the long-term impact of CCSS ELA standards. There are two camps in debate over how to select and assign texts. The prevailing view among many educators in the United States today is that the best way to improve student reading comprehension is to assign lots books that are “just right” for individual students. Makes sense, right? Not necessarily. Enter the Common Core.
Thinkfinity Browse Resources Verizon Foundation proudly partners with some of the country’s top educational organizations to provide you with the latest topics, tools and trends in education. Created by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, ARTSEDGE provides resources and examples for teachers to teach in, through and about the arts. The site includes lesson plans, advocacy and professional development resources, and up-to-date information on arts programs from around the world. Visit ARTSEDGE Developed by the Council for Economic Education, EconEdLink provides teachers and students with lessons and classroom learning activities based on economics topics in the news and real-time economics data. Visit EconEdLink Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment features lesson plans and additional classroom resources about art and culture, literature and language arts, foreign language, history and social studies. Visit EDSITEment Visit Illuminations Visit ReadWriteThink
Making Paper Blogs to Prepare for the Online Experience I’ve decided to take my students on a fun-filled blogging journey for the last few weeks of school. In some ways I think I might be crazy trying to do this in such little time, but my guts are telling me to, “Just do it!” I’m glad I listened! I decided to start as is suggested by some of my awesome PLN – with paper blogs. I took the lesson outline from Leonard Low and adapted it for my classroom. After going through this process, I really feel that introducing the concept to my fourth graders this way helped them to grasp the idea of what it means to create, interact with and maintain a blog. Introducing Vocabulary – First, I told the class about the blogging project and explained that we would start with paper and then move it online. Get Students Writing – I then assigned a very easy and short writing assignment for the kids to do – write about their favorite food or drink. Get Students Working – The students got busy right away! Then came commenting… Commenting on Paper Blogs
Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core The Education Week Spotlight on Literacy in the Common Core is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on: Integrating literacy across subjects in preparation for the common coreShifting attention to informational text and other nonfiction textsApplying literacy research to the common standardsLibrarians' roles in preparing for the common coreIdentifying struggling readers and implementing literacy interventions You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF. Schools nationwide are revamping reading instruction, involving more disciplines and tilting toward nonfiction, among other changes. November 13, 2012 - Education Week To satisfy college and workplace demands, the standards' framers are telling schools to shift more attention to informational text. In the 15 years since the National Reading Panel convened, researchers have learned a few things about teaching reading. July 30, 2012 - Education Week September 11, 2012 - Education Week
BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Independent Book Selection ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview From Theory to Practice This lesson prepares students to be independent and responsible for their own just-right book selections during independent reading time. back to top Wedwick, L., & Wutz, J.A (2008). Wedwick, L., & Wutz, J.A. (2006). Wutz, J.A., & Wedwick, L. (2005).
Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is here and teachers are trying to figure out how to best integrate it into their tried-and-true lessons. They’re struggling to integrate technology to best augment CCSS. They are in desperate need of classroom materials that they can trust. Like a superhero, the U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) Common Core Resources You can now do a ‘ Search By Standards ‘ query which lets you do exactly that. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Professional Development Tools There are professional development tools that are sorted by grade level, ease of use, and written in plain English. Classroom Materials Created by teachers for teachers, these ready-to-use materials provide easy ways to incorporate the Library’s unparalleled primary sources into instruction. Learn More