A GPS for Implementing Common Core Standards
Translating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into an effective curriculum is at the top of many educators' to-do lists, and this book shows you how. Master teacher and curriculum specialist Kathy T. Glass familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA Common Core Standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them. She provides practical and accessible tools for developing a unit map and for making the important connections among all map components, including differentiated instruction. Also included are:
- A rationale for each component of unit and lesson design
- Practical, quality instruments to plan exciting, content-rich units of study aligned to the CCSS
- Reproducible templates and examples of unit curriculum maps and sample lessons
In addition, this practitioner-friendly guide provides templates, exercises, rubrics, and assessment tools and instructional strategies. A companion website offers helpful online resources that readers can download and use. Teachers, curriculum designers or directors, administrators, PLC members, and others who plan to use the Common Core State Standards to write meaningful and effective curriculum will find valuable navigational assistance from a skilled and experienced professional throughout these pages.