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These documents and website links are tools for educators to use to introduce the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that were adopted by Michigan in July 2010. Additional resources are provided that will help schools align curriculum, instruction and assessment with the new standards.


Overview Resources

These workshop agendas, handouts, and activities help schools learn about the K-12 Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Introductory PowerPoint

  

Key Takeaways

Key concepts found in the K-12 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts


Mathematics

 

English Language Arts

Science


Social Studies

 

Parents Guide to Student Success


MESSAGING TOOLKIT

Common Core State Standards Initiative - NEW


Alignment Resources

These resources help schools facilitate the K-12 horizontal and vertical curriculum alignment process. Sample workshop agendas are provided along with the Michigan Department of Education crosswalks that show the alignment between the GLCEs/HSCEs with the CCSS.

Mathematics

Cross walks showing content coming inand going out:

English Language Arts


Instructional Resources

These activities will help teachers understand and incorporate the instructional strategies imbedded in the Common Core State Standards.

 


Professional Development Resources:

A Focus on Informational Text

A Focus on Writing

 

NEW: Introduction Videos for Common Core

The Hunt Institute Channel has posted a series of short videos on topics concerning the Common Core State Standards. These videos feature the authors of the CCSS explaining key concepts of the Standards.

 

Links to video-taped lessons that incorporate effective instructional strategies:

 

Content Literacy Strategies for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

 

CCSS-M Learning Progressions Math Document K-5


Assessment Resources

Tools to help assess student mastery of Common Core State Standards

NEW! ELA Smarter Balance Assessment Samples

NEW! Math Smarter Balance Assessment Samples

NEW! Sample Items and Performance Tasks

NEW – Sample Smarter Balanced ELA and Mathematics Assessments

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) brings together 30 states, including Michigan, to create a common, innovative assessment system for Mathematics and English Lanugage Arts that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

 

 


Smart News

Click to view the May Smarter Balance Consortium Newsletter  


STATE RESOURCE LINKS:

 

Resources from State Organizations

Michigan Council Teachers of Math

 

MDE Resources

 

MAISA Resources

 

NATIONAL RESOURCE LINKS:

 

ACT Research on Common Core

 

"Next Generation" Science Standards

 

Timeline for Development of New Science Standards

 

NAEP Questions Tool

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

 

Implementing the Common Core State Standards, by Willard Daggett, Int'l Center for Leadership in Education


Teaching Channel: Videos, Lesson Plans and Other Resources for Teachers


Grade Level Parent Guides to the Common Core

  

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core

These roadmaps show parents what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8 and high school.

NEW! English Language Arts/Literacy

NEW! Mathematics


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