English Language Arts
 
Clarifications

 Unpacked ELA Content (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction)

Publishers Criteria
 
These criteria concentrate on the most significant elements of the Common Core State Standards for literacy and lay out their implications for aligning materials with these standards. If your district is considering purchasing new materials this may be a good starting point. 
 
 Publishers Criteria for K-2  Publishers Criteria for 3-12  
 
Smarter Balanced Assessment 
 
 
 
Commercial Materials
 
Resources available for purchase
 
square (ELA and Math) Align, Assess, Achieve, LLC,(flip books) www.QualityInstruction.org, Common Core Clarifying Expectations for Teachers and Students booklets which identify Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions, Suggested Learning Targets and Vocabulary for both CCSS ELA and Math. Each grade level book is $15.
square (ELA and Math) Mentoring Minds, www.mentoringminds.com, common core standards and strategies flipcharts. ($19.95 each)
square (MATH) Posters that display the Learning Trajectories of the CCSS for math http://store.amplify.com/learning-trajectory-posters-p151.aspx (individual posters are $20 each – K-5, 6-8, high school plus S & H) 
 
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