1: Standards Shifts - Downloadable PDFs

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Unwrapping the Common Core: Are you looking for a quick Common Core reference? How do you keep important Common Core information at your fingertips? This helpful tool provides a user-friendly snapshot of the fundamental components of the Common Core State Standards movement. The front provides thought-provoking quotes, illustrating the educational changes and considerations. On the back, the left column depicts the implementation timeline as rolled out at the state level. The right column provides necessary links to critical implementation tools and resources used in defining instructional rigor points both horizontally and vertically through the grade levels. The Unwrapping the Common Core Fact Sheet makes the standards-based movement easy to visualize and implement.

  • Unwrapping the Common Core Fact Sheet (Color, 8.5" x 11")

Standards Shifts: How do we pinpoint Common Core's big ideas? What are the new and improved focuses that Common Core brings to the table? These knowledge-building tools illustrate the overall shifts in moving from past standards and catapulting into new and improved standards. From the methods of development to the increased level of depth, these shifts bring key ideas to light. This set of Standards Shifts visuals pinpoint overall changing instructional focus areas and serve as implementation guidelines for educators and learners alike.

  • Standards Shifts (Color, 8.5" x 11")
  • Common Core State Standards_Reading Shifts (Color, 8.5" x 11")
  • Common Core State Standards_Writing Shifts (Color, 8.5" x 11")
  • Common Core State Standards_Speaking & Listening Shifts (Color, 8.5" x 11")
  • Next Generation Science Standards_NGSS Concept Shifts (Color, 8.5" x 11")
  • English Language Development Standards_ELD Key Shifts (Color, 8.5" x 11")