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ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators

August 22, 2013
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How will the Common Core shift English-language arts learning in elementary school? Well, the transition to more nonfiction readings has certainly received the most attention, but that's just one subtle way. To help parents understand these shifts, we've compiled some of the best Common Core resources from around the Web.

There are also plenty of useful resources for educators here too, from sample lessons and assessments, to classroom practice video series. With full implementation of the CCSS set for next fall, many nonprofits and publishers are racing to put together useful resources for parents, educators and students. Here are some of the most helpful aligned with Common Core ELA at the elementary level.

  • Parent and Family Resources to Prepare for Common Core: EngageNY -- a resource website produced by the New York State Department of Education -- produced some valuable Common Core resources for parents and families. Here, you’ll find tips articles, videos, guides and a host of other learning materials.
  • Reading Rockets’ Getting Started with the Common Core: There’s a lot of great information to help parents and educators understand the Common Core, from its origins to how it will shift classroom practice. Also included are links an engaging video series from the Teaching Channel. The second-part of the article -- Common Core and ELLs: Key Shifts in Language Arts and Literacy -- is another must-read.
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