Friday, May 25, 2012

Common Core Resources

Hey ya'll!  I recently had someone email me about what I use in my classroom as far as a textbook goes.  Well, to be honest... I don't use them!  Instead, I use activities that I have found, but mostly those that I create myself.  What's great is that once you have the activities planned and made, they are there for the following year.  I referred her to our state education department website {Georgia}.  There are some great resources here!  Our state has gathered a compilation of activities and resources to help teach the CC this year.  You can find them by clicking the link below.  On the right side, you will find a list of grade levels.  Simply click on the + sign beside your grade level and a list of frameworks {activities} will pop up.  These are actually PDF files that have tons of resources for each unit.

Here's another resource {same directions as above} for reading/language arts. Great activities!

I know a lot of you around here teach in Georgia and share the same resource as myself.  However, I was wondering if any of you that teach in a different state have any great CC resources/activities that your state education department has shared with you.  If so, I would love for you to leave a link to your resource in the comments section below.

I look forward to reading and looking at all your resources!  If you think this would work better as a post & linky party, let me know and I will set it up.  I haven't had much luck with getting bloggers to participate.

See ya soon!


  1. Wow! What great resources! Thanks so much for sharing the link. As soon as my county posts its resources, I'll share the link, as well.

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

    1. I'm glad you can use them :) Can't wait!

  2. Great stuff. My district is in the beginning stages of Common Core.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  3. We are also in the beginning stages of CC here. Our kindergarten team started it last year & 1st grade is beginning it this year. I need all the help I can get! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Thank you for this Terri, I want to check out your resource page in depth!! I am revamping my reading series to align better this summer and this will be great!! Our district has some assessments that I plan to look at over the summer as well. Here is the link:

    Hawaii Common Core Resources

    Hope you can get some ideas from here:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  5. Here is another site that may he helpful: Hope it helps.

  6. Love this, my district is doing a staggered common core implementation and fourth grade's planning and development will be happening next year, can't wait to share this with my team!
    Stories From Second

  7. Florida has just adopted the CC state standards and is slowly transitioning this year in the primary grades. I just found your blog last night and have enjoyed it so much. You are so creative and helpful! I have been teaching for 16 years, 13 of those teaching 6th grade Math. Next year I will be jumping back into a self-contained classroom teaching 5th grade, something I asked for. I have been missing that family feel, flexability and time. I am extremly overwelmed and excited at the same time sice I havent taught anything but Math in 13 years. I would love to set up my classroom with stations as you have done. Do you have any ideas for 5th grade? Also, I was thinking about teaching some of my readin gusing Novels and calling it our Book Club. Do you use Novel studies in your classroom. I have also been just receintly reading about Daily 5 Reading. Do you like this teaching model?
    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog and ideas.
    Kimberly Miller


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