Sunday, October 13, 2013

How to Unpack the Common Core

When you hear the term unpack you actually think of a vacation. Sometimes when we think of the Common Core, we'd like to take a vacation. I'm hoping these two tools that I'm about to show you will make the Common Core a bit more manageable.

No matter what grade you teach in Elementary school, these resources should be able to help you.

#1-

This site is usually the first that I visit. It helps me SO much more to see an activity that the students would be expected to do. Definitely makes it clearer to me to helping unpack the standard. I also love, love, LOVE that they have easily printed activities as well!


#2- 
Common Core Support Tools

Most states now have some sort of document for helping their teachers understand the standards. Even though I teach in GA, we tend to use this one from NC since they've had it out and available for over a year. It tells you in detail: practice, explanation and examples, the standard, what it looks like, and what the students should be able to do. It's perfect! Plus it goes K-8 and then the major areas/domains for High school.

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