It is overwhelming to think about rewriting our own curriculum.
That's a great question. Several of the new textbooks don't even meet the CCSS standards even though they make that claim. I think Sally made a great point when she responded earlier that it is a growing problem. Several suggestions come to mind such as developing your own materials and curriculum or using websites to find instructional units and materials that are CCSS aligned. One thing you might try before you get too far is the Instructional Materials Evaluation Toolkit on the achievethecore.org website. Just go to the site and click on the Leadership Tools tab at the top. That might give you a good snapshot at the quality of your current text in connection with the CCSS.
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This is certainly a national concern with educators. Most textbooks are not CCSS aligned so planning high quality lessons can certainly be a challenge. I would suggest looking at the following websites as you use your text book to critically plan your lessons and enhance where needed.
1. CCSS Mathematical Practices are essential to understanding what the teacher AND student should demonstrating during the lesson. http://www.corestandards.org/
2. Great assessment and lesson ideas.
3. Wonderful resource for understanding how the domains are vertically mastered over the grade levels.
4. Great instructional link. http://learnzillion.com/
I think there is a whole network developing as we speak, of educators all across the United States, as we are all in the same boat. I am interested in seeing how others respond to this question.
There is a great group in edmodo.com called, Basal Alignment. It has many of the reading series. Check it out.
Our school has everyday math and i attempted to do an Instructional Alignment Chart with the clustered math standards with the Math Teacher's Resource Reference. It has been very useful for inputting changes between the grade level standards that align above and below a target grade.
While perusing the generalizations in the resource references, the publisher highlight implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
It's a start and i would be glad to share this document with you. I hope this is In the ballpark of tackling the standards In math. If it's not, please let me know. This task was assigned for assisting the principal, math coach and the Instructional Leadership Team.
What I really like most is that the recommendations by the publisher is researched base and using that citation is what grounds this task!
Aloha, :) emmarose
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