Professional Development Links:
7-12 ELA Common Core Training: The 6 Key Shifts - October 31, 2011
KMS (7/8) Common Core Training: Text Complexity and Unit Alignment - January 18, 2012
The ELA Common Core Standards
ELA Common Core Standards Checklists- (see attachments below)- ELA CCSS organized by grade level in a checklist format
This site shows the standard alignment and highlights the changes at each grade level.
Six Key Shifts in the ELA Common Core Video Series
These short videos highlight the key shifts in the ELA Common Core.
Spiraling of the Common Core (the one-page K-12 progression for each standard, done by Iredell-Statesville)
Text Exemplars from NC DPI
This document gives direct links to many of the text exemplars from the Common Core.
Publishers Criteria for Grades 3-12
Guidelines for materials to be published/used in alignment with Common Core ELA and Literacy standards
Gradients of Text Complexity
This rubric from the Vermont Department Education is based on Appendix A of the Common Core standards.
Oregon's DOE ELA Common Core Resource Page
A one-stop shop of resources for awareness, transition, and implementation of the Common Core standards.
Common Core Curriculum Maps for ELA
These sample unit plans were designed to exemplify how to implement the Common Core standards.
Articles on Standards
Read experts' opinions on the Common Core on this Leadership and Learning Center website.