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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Common Core State Standards - Resources
Common Core State Standards - ELA & Literacy Resources
Common Core State Standards - ELA & Literacy Resources
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy are the foundation of the K-12 Oregon Diploma; the Essential Skills for reading and writing are embedded within the CCSS. Without these skills, students won’t have access to full content in school.
That is why the CCSS include reading and writing standards customized for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. To be college and career-ready, students learn to read and write in ELA and to apply the skills in all classes.
Awareness & Understanding
Understanding CCSS Content and Organization
Comparing CCSS to Oregon Standards, district curricula, and instructional materials
Action - Implementing
CCSS in the classroom
Achieve the Core
Free, high-quality resources for educators to implement the Common Core State Standards.
The instructional strategies on this page can be used to support the CCSS for Literacy across all content areas.
CCSS Scope and Sequence Documents (Louisiana)
Teachers across Louisiana have collaborated to create year-long scope and sequences for ELA and math. These tools should be adapted to meet the needs of teachers and the specific students they teach.
NOTE: When the login/password prompt comes up, click CANCEL and the document you selected will open.
The lesson plans, unit plans, centers, textbook supplements, and other resources found on Wiki-Teacher are created and shared by educators. Resources contributed to the site are reviewed by content experts and peer-rated by all of the members of Wiki-Teacher. Users can create an account free of charge.
California's eStandards for CCSS
Search the CCSS for ELA & Literacy by keyword
Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
The documents on this page provide all educators with resources that focus on the needs of English language learners. Educators should continue to reference the resources available on other CCSS pages for content-specific information.
Regional Training Series
"Oregon in Action"
The statewide Regional Training Series "Oregon in Action" for district and school leaders of CCSS, offers trainings on the Common Core State Standards in both English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics.
Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities
The documents on these pages provide all educators with resources that focus on the differentiated instruction of students with special needs.
Webinars designed to keep teachers, schools, and districts informed about the progress toward implementation of the Common Core as well as the resources available to support them in their efforts
CCSS Toolkit: ELA & Literacy Teachers
The purpose of the ELA Toolkit is to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core in their classrooms. The toolkit uses a sequential process and is organized into three phases: Awareness & Transition, Implementation, and Evalute & Refine.
CCSS Text Complexity Tools (PowerPoint)
This PowerPoint summarizes the components of text complexity and describes several tools that teachers can use to help select texts with an appropriate level of rigor.
Informational Text Qualitative Rubric
Literary Text Qualitative Rubric
Suggested Considerations for Reader and Task
Assessment Resources for CCSS (Smarter Balanced)
Find links to sample items and tasks for students, training tests, and sample items for teachers that can be used to design classroom tasks that will prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
Parent Guides for the Common Core
These materials provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning. Some materials available in both English and Spanish.
ELA Writing Rubrics
These writing rubrics from Smarter Balanced include all genres in all grade bands.
Videos of Instruction - The Teaching Channel
Find over 100 video examples of Common Core instruction on The Teaching Channel website by clicking on "Common Core" on the left hand menu.
Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
Text exemplars illustrate CCSS high-quality grade-level texts intended for all students and the application of sample texts to sample performance tasks.
Literacy Implementation Guidance for the CCSS ELA
This guidance from the International Reading Association zeroes in on specific language in the Standards, including new meanings of key terms and major shifts in instructional focus, and given bulleted recommendations.
Samples of Student Writing by Grade
Annotated grade-level writing samples illustrate criteria and level of quality required to at least meet the CCSS for Argument, Informative/ Explanatory Text, and Narrative.
"K-5 Teachers: Laying Foundations for the Common Core”
Phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency
CCSS Quality Review Rubric
The Tri-State Collaborative has developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the CCSS for Mathematics and ELA/Literacy.
"K-12 Teachers: Building Comprehension in the Common Core”
Comprehension and vocabulary
Suites of Writing Lessons Aligned to CCSS
These standards-based Suites of Writing Lessons for grades 5-10 are now aligned to the CCSS.
Creating Questions for Close Analytic Reading
Learn how to distinguish between text dependent and non-text dependent, between quality and trivial questions, and crafting your own text dependent questions.
LearnZillion offers K-5 lessons, including videos with author's voiceover, and assessments aligned to the CCSS for ELA and Math. Teachers can register for a free password.
Practical Strategies to Improve Academic Discussions in Mixed Ability Secondary Content Area Classrooms
This article by Kevin Feldman and Kate Kinsella outlines 5 key principles to structuring academic discussions so that all students are productively engaged.
EduCore: Literacy Tools
Understand the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework, learn how to use the templates to create reading/writing assignments, and view sample modules developed by teachers.
CCSS Sample K-5 Report Cards
These sample report cards for K-5 from the David Douglas School District incorporates the Common Core State Standards for both ELA and Math.
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