Achieve the Core
A site filled with Common Core aligned lessons, test item samples, and other useful information for teachers of ELA and Math.
Dragon Dictation Tool
Free tool for special ed students to practice "talk to type" tool. Note that this app is available free for iPad as well.
Illustrative Mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core Stat
I Teach Bay
Created by Char Shryock, Curriculum Director of Bay Village Schools, this impressive site is filled with several links to quality resources for teachers as they transition to the CCSS. See "Char's Teacher One Stop Resource Page" and "Char's Principal Too
Ohio Resource Center
The ORC is an invaluable resource for teachers of all subject areas. Check out the "Adolescent Literacy Professional Development Modules" or type a learning topic into the search box to get to innumerable high quality resources, including ready-made less
Parcc Online- Blueprints and Test Specs and Evidence Tables
Go to this site to see blueprints, test specs, and evidence tables for Next Generation Assessments. Scroll down towards bottom of page to download pdf documents by grade or discipline.
Performance Level Descriptors
This Parcc Online page provides useful information of Performance Level Descriptors which will be used to assess student performance levels on the tests. Teacher might consider how these might be used in the classroom. See rubrics.
The Reading and Writing Project
Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
Sample Questions- Task Prototypes
See sample items for ELA/Math PARCC assessments.
SAS Curriculum Pathways
Interactive, standards-based resources for the core disciplines.
Science and Social Studies Test Specificatoins
Here you will find the test specs and blueprints for Next Generation Assessments in Science and Social Studies.
Shanahan on Literacy
This is a interesting blog created by Tim Shanahan, former president of the International Reading Association and 2007 inductee into the Reading Hall of Fame. Join the professional dialogue on this site where practitioners discuss (and do not always agre
The Lexile Framework for Reading
This site offers a Lexile analyzer that teachers can use to get a Lexile measure on any submitted text excerpt.
The Teaching Channel
See real teachers demonstrating real instructional strategies with real students. Visitors to site can search videos by grade level and discipline. Lessons are CCSS-aligned.
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