If you’re not sure where or how to start learning about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this video outlines how I began learning, and it also guides you through the basic set-up of this website.
Getting Started on Teaching the Core
A lot of people like to learn about the individual anchor standards of the CCSS. To do that, use the CCSS Overview page, which links to each of my anchor standard overview posts. (If I lost you at “anchor standard,” read this.) Or, check out the pages for each set of anchor standards:
- Reading Anchor Standards
- Writing Anchor Standards
- Speaking and Listening Anchor Standards
- Language Anchor Standards
Otherwise, here are some other posts that people have seemed to find helpful, interesting, or otherwise popular:
- My intentions in creating this blog
- Does the Common Core allow for creative writing?
- Is the Common Core all about technology?
- What texts does the Common Core REQUIRE students to read?
- What’s the big deal about text complexity?
- 7 great Common Core resources for history AND ELA teachers
- What are the six shifts?
- What are the highest frequency words in the CCSS ELA / Literacy documents?