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Common Core

Hands-on, practical and useful resources for aligning with Common Core State Standards. Created by a librarian with an eye on informational text, research, and lifelong learning.

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | Edutopia

Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.
Short, accessible videos; a Share My Lesson - hub for lesson plans, advice, forums; LearnZillion is referred to as Khan Academy of Common Core

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Teaching practice, lesson ideas and videos, searchable by grade level and subject. Simplifying text complexity, analyzing websites with students, digital literacy are a few topics covered.

COMMON CORE - The Learning Network Blog -

Based on New York Times content, teachers can use or adapt lesson plans across subject and level. Features a how to use this blog, a student crossword, a topics index, Teenagers in the Times.

Organizers to Guide and Assess Nonfiction Reading

This is all about Science and Social Studies with Classification of Fact & Opinion, Explain Cause-Effect, Analyze Motive.

Apple - iTunes U - Learn anything, anywhere, anytime.

iTunes U gives educators an easy way to design complete courses with audio, video, and other content and distribute them through the iTunes U app.
There are resources for guiding teens through digital literacy and citizenship. these self-paced lessons for the iPad are College Bound (11-12) and Copyrights and Wrongs.

Common Sense Media - Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice...
Look at Scope and Sequence, which is searchable by grade level, includes info literacy, collective intelligence, creative credit and copyright and digital footprint and reputation. Specific lessons of interest are college bound (public presence), rights, remixes and respect and copyrights and wrongs.

Tools and Resources - Common Core in Vermont

This site contains materials, tools, and resources to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Vermont.

The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards
SVSU District's webpage, which also includes Curriculum Goals

About the Alliance | Alliance for Excellent Education

Mission: The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life. Vision: The Alliance for Excellent Education envisions a nation where all children graduate from high school with the knowledge and intellectual and social skills necessary for postsecondary learning and success in life.

The Children's Book Council

The Children's Book Council, Inc. attn: Social Studies 54 West 39th Street, 14th floor New York, NY 10018
A good source of contemporary, engaging books

The Children's Book Council

The annotated bibliographies feature titles published in the previous calendar year and selected by a book review committee appointed by the NSTA. Titles are grouped by category, including: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology; Biography; Earth and Space Science; Environment and Ecology; Life Science; Physical Science; and Technology and Engineering.