Common Core General Resources
SC State Department Resources
SC Department of Education Common Core webpage
SCDE CCSS Support Site
Support Resources for Math
Report on the South Carolina Assessment Study Group
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) General Resources List (pgs 1-4)
Curriculum 21: Common Core Crosswalks (examples of other states' crosswalks)
Tools for the Common Core Standards - News about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the CCSS.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Achievethecore.org - This site offers several Math and ELA tools you can 'steal' from them! They offer a 12 page packet for Math that includes content emphases by clusters (major clusters, supporting clusters, and additional clusters). There is also an ELA guide to creating questions for close analytic reading (click on link at the bottom of the page).
Visit SMART Exchange to view SMART Notebook lessons correlated to the CCSS. To find the lessons, choose Common Core State Standards in the Standards box, select the grade and choose ELA or Math. You are then able to scroll down through the standards to view the resources.
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As part of the CCSS system of support, the SCDE has created Implementing
Common Core State Standards for South Carolina, a video series to assist District
Implementation Teams. The District Implementation Team in each district should use the
information provided in Implementing Common Core State Standards for South Carolina
to inform the district’s plan for ensuring that district instructional staff is prepared to
implement the CCSS during the 2013-14 school year.
To use the videos, do the following:
-Log into StreamlineSC with your username/password.
-To locate Common Core State Standards (CCSS) English language arts
information, search for ELA common core in the main search window within
-To locate the CCSS mathematics information, search for Mathematics -
Implementing the Common Core.
-Use the Video Series Organizational Structure Table of Contents as a guide when viewing the videos.
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We have found some GREAT videos on Common Core from TeachingChannel. They provide some background information on the Math and ELA Common Core Standards, but also provide more insight on practices and strategies to use upon implementation.
CCSS for Math
CCSS for ELA
CCSS for Elementary Schools
CCSS for Middle Schools
CCSS for High Schools
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The Common Core State Standards for ELA
Pearson's FACT SHEET on the Common Core State Standards for LIteracy and Mathematics
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) English/Language Arts (ELA) Resources (pgs 5-7)
Transitioning from Awareness to Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in ELA and Literacy (PPT)
ELA and Writing Assessment Impact on CCSS (PPT)
Common Core Lexile Changes
SCDE's Resources for CCSS - ELA
Archived Live Events - The SCDE is placing documentation from trainings on this page. You can find PowerPoints, links to Streamline videos, and handouts here. Click on a month to view those trainings' resources.
CCSS ELA Placemat Format - The SCDE created a placemat format for the common core math standards. We have tried to do the same for the ELA standards. This format condenses all the standards onto one page.
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The Common Core State Standards for Math
SCDE's Resources for CCSSM
Visit the page for STEM resources from the state department's site
CCSSM Placemat Format - This format has condensed all the CCSS math standards onto ONE page for each grade K-8.
Vertical Articulation of K-8 Operations
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Archived Live Events - The SCDE is placing documentation from trainings on this page. You can find PowerPoints, links to Streamline videos, and handouts here. Be sure to click on a month to view those trainings' resources.
Mathematics Connection Documents - These documents present connections and highlights differences between CCSS and the South Carolina standards documents mentioned above. Click below on your grade level or HS content area.
Domains-Standards Grade Band Format
Standards-Clusters Grade Band Format
Teaching Sequence - Grouping of Common Core State Standards
It can be helpful to better understand the CCSSM by breaking them into Concepts - Terminal Objectives - and then into Actions. The terminal objectives are what the student is expected to learn and the actions are how they will reach those objectives.
CCSSM Concepts-Terminal Objectives-Actions template
LES CCSSM Planning Document
LES PPT 3.22.12
Additional Math Resources
Achieve.org - Achieve has developed a set of materials to help states and others interested in better understanding the CCSS.
SEDL's Support Videos for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. These are YouTube videos.
Pearson's FACT SHEET on the Common Core State Standards for Literacy and Mathematics
List of CCSS resources for Math
Additional Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Mathematics Resources (pgs 8-9)
Transitioning from Awareness to Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (PPT)
Standards for Mathematical Practice (PPT) from The University of Arizona
Hyperlinked version of the math standards - This version of the math standards has hyperlinks within the document so the reader can electronically navigate the standards with fluidity. Creator/Lead Author: Bill McCallum.
EDC's Think Math! CCSS Mathematical Practices explanations and illustrations
Doing What Works - Fractions
Doing What Works - Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8
SERVECenter - Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8
S²TEM Centers SC
S²TEM Centers SC Support Page for Common Core State Standards Implementation - The S²TEM Centers SC CCSSM Implementation Team provides quality professional learning experiences and support resources for educators preparing for implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
The S²TEM Centers SC At-a-Glance Transition Documents were created in Spring 2011 in response to a request by district leaders for a quick overview of the magnitude of the changes as South Carolina moves from the 2007 SC Academic Standards for Mathematics to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).
S²TEM Centers SC At-a-Glance Transition Documents are currently available for K-8 mathematics. You can click on the grade level listed below to view the transition document for that grade.
Tools for the Common Core State Standards
Tools for the Common Core State Standards is a website maintained by Bill McCallum - one of the lead authors of the Common Core Math standards. There are a number of helpful tools at this site, including the progressions. The progressions elaborate on, provide background knowledge, and give examples for each of the standards in a domain as the content in the domain grows from one grade to the next.
Listed below are the progressions for middle school and elementary math that have been posted at this site. These can be a valuable resource to teachers as they begin to incorporate the CC standards in their lessons.
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Math Standards for Mathematical Practice
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision.
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
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