Common Core

preparing students to be college and career ready twenty-first century learners

Common Core State Standards Resources

Common Core Teaching Practice Videos

Common Core State Standards Initiative

ACSD Publications

50 Common Core Resources for Teachers

109 Common Core Resources Organized by Theme

California Common Core State Standards CCSS

Common Core Resources from Pinterest

Assessment Resources

Smarter Balanced Assessment Sample Questions

Technology in the Common Core

What do students need to be able to do?

Additional Common Core (CCSS) Articles

Technology in the Common Core from Mathew Needleman

Collaborative Writing

Google Apps for Education Training Center

Google Docs Manual

Google Sites Manual

Google Forms Manual

Google Apps for Students by Janice Stearns


What do you want to create today? by Wes Fryer

American Film Institute's 21st Century Handbook

Media Literacy Resources by Frank Baker

Understand by Nick Pernsico


How to teach research

UCLA Lab School Resources

Research checklist

Comprehensive source evaluation form

Research question and keyword form

Close Reading

What is close reading? by ACSD

Close Reading with Video by McGraw Hill

Text Dependent Questioning

Guide to text dependent questions


Common Core Standards App

Reading Remedies for iPhone/iPad
diagnose areas of potential reading difficulty

Fluency Timer for iPhone/iPad and Mac
time and record students' reading fluency

Additional Resources

RTI (Response to Intervention) Resources


Open Court


Independent Work


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