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What is Common Core? Perfect for parents. Explains what Common Core is, how it will affect your child, and what you can do to prepare your child for Common Core.

Common Core and So Much More: Math Strategies Graphic Organizers that you can use when teaching basic facts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. What I like about these is that it takes one fact and requires the students to show how to solve the problem using four different strategies. I always require my students to learn various methods of solving problems, but they can choose which to use on a test. FREE

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Math Talk Teacher poses questions to the students to lead the conversation. By changing the question from "What answer did you get?" to "How did you solve this problem?" the teacher is able to understand how the students are making sense of mathematics.

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from Minds in Bloom

Close Reading: How I was Seduced (and a freebie

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text

This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet.

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What the Teacher Wants!: Common Core Data Checklists! They have grades K, 1 and 5 posted now - I'm staying tuned for when they put out 3rd grade!

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Second Grade Skill Sheet (2nd Grade Common Core Standards Overview)

This skill goal sheet is a two page resource that is a fun and very visual way for the kids and parents to see second grade skills. There is one sheet for ELA and one sheet for math. This can also be provided to parents at conferences, parent teacher conferences or open house to inform parents what their child is expected to learn.These can be placed in homework folders or data notebooks as a form of communication to students to allow them to see all they have learned.

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