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The Stupid War on the Common Core

The Stupid War on the Common Core - rough title, good article. Common core is an outline, not a national curriculum.

A Look at a Full Day Kindergarten Schedule

An interesting look into a full day kindergarten schedule that incorporates play into their day! A great article for early childhood teachers to consider. Proven Tools for Teaching Comprehension. Copyright ReadWorks. All rights reserved. Sign up for free. Access to K-6 lessons aligned by reading skill/strategy, standards. Over 1,000 nonfiction passages for 2-6. Incredible site!

asking questions activities for Common Core...cover the words in the article and have kids write ?'s about pics. Then uncover and read to see if your questions are answered.

Unpacking the Common Core! Teaching notes and higher level assessments that break down the Common Core Standards into 3 levels of understanding. It says what students should know at the conceptual level, procedural level, and representational level!! PERFECT to start the year off knowing what to teach for the entire year!$

Close Reading. Scroll all the way to the bottom for an excellent article explaining what it is and best practices for effective delivery.

How to Deconstruct the Common Core Standards and Create a Direct Instruction Lesson

According to, Common Core State Standards provide teachers the “opportunity to collaborate with teachers across the country as they develop curricula, materials, and assessments linked to high quality standards.” Guest Post by Marine Freibrun from Tales from a Very Busy Teacher Using Common Core State Standards is something that is very exciting for me! I am...Read More »