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Our text books are not Common Core aligned. How do we get going with it?

Sep 2, 2013 4:22pm

It is overwhelming to think about rewriting our own curriculum.

  • Math
  • Pre K-8
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 11, 2013 10:03pm

      La Jean,
      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.

      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.


      • Sep 3, 2013 11:20am

        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.

        • Sep 7, 2013 11:07am

          There is a great group in called, Basal Alignment. It has many of the reading series. Check it out.

          • Sep 8, 2013 5:03am

            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