In the WCSD Curriculum and Instruction Department we have found the following links helpful in understanding and working with the CCSS.
Core Task Project
The 6 ELA Instructional Shifts
The 6 ELA Instructional Shifts are a set of descriptors for the Common Core that emphasize the importance of building knowledge, reading and writing grounded in evidence from text, and regular practice with complex texts and academic vocabulary. By matching classroom instruction to the 6 ELA Shifts, you are moving your students towards College and Career Readiness.
CCSS Graphic Organizer
The CCSS Graphic Organizer allows educators to quickly learn the terminology associated with the Core documents.
In Appendix A you will find key research supporting key elements of the standards
In Appendix B you will find exemplar texts as well sample performance tasks related to the Core Standards.
In Appendix C you will find sample of student writing broken down by grade level.
Myths vs. Facts
This document is a brief overview of the standards including information about the content, process, and implementation of the CCSS.
PTA Guide to Student Success
The Parents’ Guide to Student Success—in English and in Spanish—was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that 48 states have adopted.
Publisher’s Criteria in K-2, updated 4/12/12
The criteria in the Publisher’s Criteria concentrates on the most significant parts of the CCSS for literacy in kindergarten through 2nd grade. It describes implications for aligning materials with the standards.
Publisher’s Criteria in 3-12, updated 4/12/12
The criteria in the Publisher’s Criteria concentrates on the most significant parts of the CCSS for literacy. It describes implications for aligning materials with the standards.
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium SBAC
SBAC is state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. Nevada is part of this consortium.
The Hunt Institute
To further aid states as they continue to implement the Common Core State Standards, the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers have commissioned a series of video vignettes that explain the Standards in far greater depth
The Nevada Department of Education’s Common Core Website “The Bighorn Site”
Information for Nevada’s teachers about CCSS. At this site you can find Translation documents and informational PowerPoint presentations to support your learning of the CCSS.
North Carolina’s website with the CCSS unpacked/deconstructed
At this website you will find the unpacking standards documents to support teachers in their understanding of the common core and essential standards. The unpacking documents demonstrate at a granular level the knowledge and skills students are expected to master at a particular grade.
The Teaching Channel
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools.