Unpacking for Success

 

These books serve as wonderful resources to unpack and teach the standards.

Here is a list of the Core Collaborative’s favorite professional books. Click on the link for a direct route to amazon.com

The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 9-12: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy)

 

That version of the 9-12 standards you wish you had.

If you’re a high school teacher, no need to despair. Jim Burke has created a Common Core Companion for you, too. This time positioning the grades 9-10 standards alongside 11-12, it’s every bit the roadmap to what each standard says, what each standard means, and how to put that standard into practice across subjects.

 

The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 3-5: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy)

 

It’s the teaching around the standards that counts!

If you’re an upper-elementary teacher, we have a Common Core Companion for you, too! What makes this book “that version of the standards you wish you had?” It’s the way Leslie Blauman translates each and every standard for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and foundational skills into the day-to-day “what you do.”

 

The Common Core Lesson Book, K-5: Working with Increasingly Complex Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Reading Skills

 

The quality of instruction is the most important factor in helping students meet the Common Core Standards. That's why Gretchen Owocki's Common Core Lesson Book empowers teachers with a comprehensive framework for implementation that enhances existing curriculum and extends it to meet Common Core goals.

The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades K-2: What They Say, What They Mean, How To Teach Them.

 

Page by page, The Common Core Mathematics Companions clearly lay out:

  • The mathematics embedded in each standard for a deeper understanding of the content

  • Examples of what effective teaching and learning look like in the classroom  

  • Connected standards within each domain so teachers can better appreciate how they relate

  • Priorities within clusters so teachers know where to focus their time

K-2 Chart Sense: Common Sense Charts to Teach K-2 Informational Text and Literature

 

K-2 Chart Sense is the ultimate resource for primary teachers who are ready to create meaningful, standards-based charts with their students. The same literature and informational text charts that Rozlyn creates with students when she models and teaches in classrooms across the nation are all included here. Packed with over seventy photographs, Chart Sense is an invaluable guide for novice or veteran reading teachers who want authentic visuals to reinforce and provide guidance for reading skills.

Chart Sense: Common Sense Charts to Teach 3-8 Informational Text and Literature

 

Chart Sense is the ultimate resource for elementary and middle school teachers who are ready to create meaningful, standards-based charts with their students. The same charts that Rozlyn creates with students when she models and teaches in classrooms across the nation are all included here. Packed with over sixty-five photographs, Chart Sense is an invaluable guide for novice or veteran reading teachers who want authentic visuals to reinforce and provide guidance for reading skills.

The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy)

 

That version of the 6-8 standards you wish you had.

Don’t spend another minute poring over the standards. Jim Burke has already done the hard work for you  with this roadmap of what each standard says, what each standard means, and how precisely to put that standard into practice across English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

 

The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades K-2: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy)

 

It’s the teaching around the standards that counts!

What makes Sharon Taberski’s Common Core Companion “that version of the standards you wish you had?” It’s the way Sharon translates each and every standard for reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and foundational skills into the day-to-day “what you do.”

 

The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8: Lessons for Increasingly Complex Literature, Informational Texts, and Content-Area Reading

 

The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8 makes the reading goals of the standards doable for teachers in every content area. It also keeps the focus on instruction that's meaningful to adolescents and that supports deep engagement with literacy and your subject-area content.

 

The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 3-5: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them

 

Don’t spend another minute poring over the mathematics standards. Gojak and Miles have already done the heavy-lifting for you. Focus instead on how to teach them, using The Common Core Mathematics Companion as your one-stop guide for teaching, planning, assessing, collaborating, and designing powerful mathematics curriculum.

Chart Sense for Writing: Over 70 Common Sense Charts with Tips and Strategies to Teach 3-8 Writing

 

Chart Sense for Writing is the companion to the best-selling Chart Sense: Common Sense Charts to Teach 3-8 Informational Text and Literature. This resource is for elementary and middle school teachers who are ready to create meaningful, standards-based charts with their students.

The Common Core Companion: Booster Lessons, Grades 3-5: Elevating Instruction Day by Day

 

In this follow-up to her Common Core Companion, Grades 3-5, Leslie Blauman provides an ample supply of connected lessons you can use as booster shots when your students need a good dose of integrated reading and writing instruction. The 50+ lessons are divided into five learning sequences that span the ELA standards, bringing a Monday-through-Friday clarity to a process that often overwhelms teachers and coaches alike.

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