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The 3 R’s: Reaping the Rewards of Routines

Participants in this workout will establish a learner routine that aligns to one or more CCR standards. This workout includes looking at some videos about instructional routines on the Teaching Channel website. Read More

Notice and Wonder about Data: Using Slow Reveal Graphs

Participants in this workout work with slow reveal graphs to notice and wonder about data and experience the activity just as they would present it to students. Read More

Math Practices in the Virtual Classroom

Participants in this workout have the opportunity to experience a task as a student (making origami shapes!), and to reflect on how to use this task with learners to develop a classroom culture (virtual or otherwise) that embeds the math practices. Read More

Making Sense of a Standard

Participants in this workout break apart a given standard into meaningful sections, and articulate the relationship between the content of the sections. They then brainstorm strategies, objectives and learning targets for a given standard. Read More

In Common: Effective Writing for All Students

The writing samples included here are split into two types: on-demand writing and range of writing. The on-demand samples show progression of writing with one topic in K-5 and 6-12. The range of writing samples shows the possibilities for integrating writing tasks across content areas. Read More

Common Core State Standards – Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing

The writing samples in this resource reflect the three types of writing required by the standards. Each sample is clearly annotated with descriptors pulled from the language of the standards. These samples were generated from a variety of conditions including in-class or homework tasks, on-demand assessment or research projects.  Read More

Common Core (K-12) ELA Standards

The College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) are based on the Common Core standards. Some teachers have found looking at the original Common Core ELA standards helpful. Read More

CCRS Math Content Progressions

This document contains the mathematics CCRS organized by level and also by domain, to highlight the important progressions in the CCRS. Standards associated with the Major Work of the Level (MWOTL) are also identified in this document. Read More

CCRS and the Reading Foundational Skills

These resources describe Minnesota's combination of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) + CCRS Reading Foundational Skills 1-4, at Levels K-5. The result is a complete and clear sequence for teaching alphabetics and fluency to adult readers at Beginning and Intermediate levels. Read More

Where Do Math, ELA and Science Standards Overlap?

A graphic organizer to show that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have significant overlap and can be collectively implemented for students’ benefit. Read More