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So like many of you, we are new to wikispaces! We are hoping to create an online resource to support each other in our switch to Common Core. As this wikispace develops and grows, we all hope it can be a space where you can come to find a collection of lessons/resources that match up to common core standards for your grade level. As we all explore the switch to common core, matching our current lessons and new lessons to these standards, we can create our own library!

Speaking of not reinventing the wheel... a school has already done something like this! Check them out!

After further research, it looks like other schools in their state even started to contribute to the wiki space. Imagine how amazing of a resource it could be!

So the first goal for us is to keep this page on your mind when you explore the common core. If you are creating, going to create, have created a lesson matching to a standard, post it on your grade level page! We can add science and social studies as we get going!

Common Core Website

Math activities aligned to the common core by grade level!

Common Core Checklists for planning

We encourage you to visit the Common Core website and to read up on information about how the Common Core started and how it is different from the previous state standards.

The Standards

Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.
With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and in a modern workforce.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers
Title: Common Core State Standards (insert specific content area if you are using only one)
Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.
Copyright Date: 2010

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