Thursday, May 29, 2014

Common Core Resources for the Classroom & Learn About Starting a Lesson Study - Session 5


Today we are having a big Common Core Resources Party! I am posting the top 20 links to some of the best CCSS resources I have researched and used in my classroom lesson planning. In addition, I have included a presentation that guides teachers through the process of learning what a Lesson Study is and how to begin one at their school site. 



The NEA Great Public Schools Network is a place where people come together to share ideas and resources to improve student success. It is free and open to all!


2. Get to the Core Webinar Series
ASCD’s Get to the Core features insightful, engaging webinars on all things Common Core. They’re all archived and free, and they’re hosted by education thought-leaders. Although they broadly cover Common Core, a few are aligned specifically to English-language arts.

Created with funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they have a plethora of resources to help you get aligned with Common Core Standards.

ReadWorks provides over 1,000 non-fiction reading passages with question sets to support reading activities. ReadWorks enables teachers to solve the reading comprehension crisis and eliminate the achievement gap in the U.S. by improving teacher effectiveness through research-based and classroom-proven instructional practices, curriculum, and open-access online technology.

Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.

Use Better Lesson to browse thousands of rich Math and ELA lessons from high-performing Master Teachers.
 
We Give Books is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. We Give Books combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others, providing a platform for caregivers and educators to inspire children to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers. 

The site is created to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support teaching and learning of elementary mathematics. 

Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.

11. Math – Tennessee Early Grades Math Toolkit
Successful comprehension of algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability is dependent on students’ fundamental understanding of important mathematic concepts in Pre-K through 3rd grade. This math portal was designed in collaboration with agencies, institutions and mathematicians to broaden access to quality, evidence-based practices.


This site is meant to be a resource for K-12 teachers who are or will be implementing the National Common Core State Standards.
 

Over 250 free printable math charts or math posters suitable for interactive whiteboards, classroom displays, math walls, display boards, student handouts, homework help, and concept introduction.

This site is meant to be a resource for K-12 teachers who are or will be implementing the National Common Core State Standards.



This educational, curriculum-support teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards. Each story on the site links to online primary-source materials, which are positioned in context to enhance reading comprehension, understanding and enjoyment.

The CTA provides an abundance of professional learning opportunities for teachers. All the presentation materials and upcoming workshops are listed here. I continuously refer to it when I am planning a presentation.
 

Barbara Ransom’s website, a Math, English, AVID and Spark teacher in Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. She ran two Lesson Studies with the English Language Arts department at her school.


 Strategies, classroom examples, insights into learning. 

Curriculum and Assessments









K-12: REAL Common Core Professional Development: Teachers Teaching Teachers Through a Math Lesson Study (Prepared by Barbara Ransom) see link #18


K-12: Technology, Tools and Apps for the Common Core Classroom
The Adventures of Room D4 Blog 
Danesa Menge's blog is also a great resource. She writes about her experience as a CTA Leadership participant and she is also a CTA trainer. She prepared the following list:
List of websites, apps and tools for CCSS
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Academic language in the content areas resources.
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Word Generation is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. The program employs several strategies to ensure that students learn words in a variety of contexts.
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This educational, curriculum-support teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards. Each story on the site links to online primary-source materials which are positioned in context to enhance reading comprehension,
- See more at: http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/ela-resources.html#sthash.kFjD23YH.MkwHhMFc.dpuf

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