Common Core State Standards

Common Core Official Sites 

Common Core State Standards web site

Appendix A for ELA-Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards,

Glossary of Key Terms

Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing


Common Core articles 

“Helping Students Navigate Nonfiction Text: Paving the Way Toward Understanding”Teacher’s Toolkit feature in the January 2013 issue of Science Scope magazine.

Myths vs. Facts about the Common Core

English and Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

Common Sense Media

Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity

Smarter Balanced

Common Core Conversation


Curriculum Area links for the Common Core




Publisher’s Web Sites with Common Core Connections 

Penguin Young Readers Group offers lesson plans for several books: Matilda, by Roald Dahl; A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz; Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse, by Marilyn Singer; Savvy, by Ingrid Law; and Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko. They also have guides to several popular series.

Houghton Mifflin’s Scientists in the Field series offer informative and engaging non-fiction books on a variety of topics.

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