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### Online resources

Resource | Location | Description | category |
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ELA Common Core State Standards: Appendix A | http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf | The appendices that accompany the ELA Common Core State Standards gives much information that more fully explains the standards and provides resources for teaching them. Appendix A includes reseach supporting key elements for the standards and a glossary of key terms. It fully explains text complexity which is a major focus of the CCSS. | ELA |

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts | http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf | Includes standards for teaching literacy and writing through science and social studies | ELA |

Region 2 ELA Curriclum Map | http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/search?terms=SEA+ELA&search[type]=0&commit=Search | Teachers across Region 2 worked this summer with Lisa Carter, expert on curriculum mapping to break the Common Core standards for ELA and Math into specific instructional tasks. | ELA |

SBAC Resources | http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/Resources.aspx | This link gives a list of resources from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium explaining the new assessments. | ELA |

ELA LiveBinder | http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/297779 | A one-stop shopping for implementing ELA Common Core Standards | ELA |

Literacy Design Collaborative | http://www.literacydesigncollaborative.org/ | The Literacy Design Collaborative is a loosely affiliated group of partners interested in making sure secondary teachers have strong supports for teaching literacy in content areas. If all students are to be prepared for the tough literacy demands of college and the workplace, it’s up to teachers to make that happen. | ELA |

High School Sequencing for English/Language Arts | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/hs-sequencing/english/sequencing.pdf | The scope and sequence of literature for North Carolina high school students allows for a literary experience that carries not only a global perspective but also an opportunity to view U.S. literature and literary nonfiction within that global lens. | ELA |

ELA Curriculum Map Project | http://commoncore.org/maps/index.php | ELA Curriculum Map Project, including unit of study | ELA |

Reading Resource | http://www.readingresource.net/index.html | ReadingResource.net is a trusted source for information for helping children learn to read. | ELA |

ELA Common Core State Standards Appendix C | http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_C.pdf | The appendices that accompany the ELA Common Core State Standards gives much information that more fully explains the standards and provides resources for teaching them. Appendix C includes samples of student writing. | ELA |

ELA Text Exemplars and Resources | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/acre/standards/common-core-tools/exemplar/ela.pdf | This document takes the ELA Common Core text exemplars and includes where they can be found for the best price or for free. | ELA |

ELA CCSS Progression Document | http://rt3nc.org/objects/standards/cclitmap/ela.html | This interactive resource provides the viewer with the progression of the K-12 ELA Common Core State Standards. It allows the user to choose the strand and range to narrow or widen the scope – to focus attention on the standards needing review. This is a helpful tool for educators interested in seeing at a glance grade-by-grade expectations for students. | ELA |

Region 2 wiki space | http://ncregion2.wikispaces.com/ | This wiki has been developed specific to professional development and information for Region 2 and its efforts for transitioning to the CCSS/ES. | ELA |

Content Specifications with Content Mapping for the Summative Assessment of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts | http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/ContentSpecs/ELA-LiteracyContentSpecifications.pdf | This document shows the work that is being done by the Smarter Balanced Assesment Consortium in developing the online assessments that will begin in 2014. Specific learning targets are included. | ELA |

ELA Common Core State Standards: Appendix B | http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf | The appendices that accompany the ELA Common Core State Standards gives much information that more fully explains the standards and provides resources for teaching them. Appendix B includes text exemplars and sample performance tasks. | ELA |

ELA Self-study Live Binders | http://www.livebinders.com/edit?id=262077. | The Self Study LiveBinder is designed for those who are interested in learning about the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. The binder provides an overview of the new standards, as well as an in-depth description. | ELA |

EduCorp: Tool for Teaching the Common Core | http://educore.ascd.org/ | Links to resources endorsed by ASCD for teaching the Common Core | General |

KHAN Academy | http://www.khanacademy.org/about | A library of over 2600 videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer. | General |

NCDPI Home Base website | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/ | This site provides an overview of Home Base and the plans for implementation. | General |

PTA and the Common Core | http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2910 | PTA - Parent's Guide to the CC/ES | General |

DPI - New Standards and Common Core | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/ | Listing of all new CC and ES | General |

Universal Design for Learning | http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl | Universal Design for learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities for learning. | General |

Test Specifications for Next Generation Assessments | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/assessment/online/ | The documents at this link gives a summary of the assessment specifications for the new ELA, Math, and Science EOGs, EOCs. | General |

Free Common Core State Standards App | http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-standards/id439424555?mt=8 | View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core); Standards for Mathematical Practice; and Mathematics Glossary. | General |

NCDPI wiki spaces for CCSS/ES | http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ | This wiki space has been developed by NCDPI and has links to specific wikis for each of the content areas. | General |

Doing What Works | http://dww.ed.gov/index.cfm | Research-based educational practices | General |

Scootpad | http://www.scootpad.com/help_for_parents | Online practice for grade K-3 aligned to CCSS | General |

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) | http://www.smarterbalanced.org/ | SBAC is a national consortium of states, to which North Carolina belongs, that have been working collaboratively since December 2009 to develop an assessment system based on CCSS. | General |

21st Century Assessment System | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/educators/vision/ | DPI’s vision for a new assessment system. | General |

Unpacked Standards and Crosswalks documents for Common Core Standards | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/common-core-tools/ | NCDPI created documents that are a general comparison of the current Standard Course of Study and the new CCSS/ES. | General |

Released next generation tests for Math I, English II and Biology | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/testing/releasedforms | General | |

DPI - Career: Ready, Set, Go | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/readysetgo/ | Official website for the Career: Ready, Set, Go state initiative | General |

National Core Standards | http://www.corestandards.org | General | |

Universal Design for Learning | http://www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl | UDL is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives every individual equal opportunities for learning. | General |

K-6 CCSS Checklists | http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/2012/08/18/common-core-checklists/ | These checklists include all of the CCSS ELA and Math standards with columns to assist teachers in documenting when each standard is taught, re-taught, assessed and re-assessed. | General |

New DPI website with all NCSCOS | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/ | K-12 Curriculum & Instruction and Standard Course of Study Merge into One Site The K-12 Curriculum & Instruction and NC Standard Course of Study websites have been merged into one website – K-12 Curriculum & Instruction/ NC Standard Course of Study. The new site features a number of elements from both websites, making it easier for users to navigate to curriculum sites such as Science and Social Studies while providing easy access to resources relating to the Common Core State Standards and Essential Standards. In addition, a new page entitled Curriculum Links provides access to other important resources related to curriculum and instruction. To view the website, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/. | General |

Unpacked Standards and Crosswalk documents for Essential Standards | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/support-tools/ | NCDPI created documents that give a more specific description of what each standard means a student will know, understand, and be able to do. The Unpacked Standards documents include explanations, examples, and questions to ask for understanding. | General |

Achieve the Core website | http://www.achievethecore.org/ | Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit founded by three of the contributing authors to the Common Core. This group develops tools for effective standards implementation that can be found on the Achieve the Core website, | General |

NC READY website | http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ready/ | The belief of the NC READY Initiative is that as teachers, principals and parents, we owe every child an education that properly prepares him or her for their next big steps after graduation – college, career and adulthood. This website was created to give teachers, principals and parents the resources and references they must have to ensure that students are achieving at their highest possible levels. | General |

K-8 Math Week by Week Essentials and Strategies | http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home | Lessons for Learning for Mathematics These K-8 documents were created by selecting high leverage tasks from the DPI Week-by-Week and Strategies for Instruction Documents and rewritten to align to CCSS. These lessons incorporate the Standards for Mathematical Practice to support teachers with the implementation of the content standards. The intent of this document is not to replace teachers’ resources but be used to support teachers’ current resources. Because of the high demand for support materials, a first draft has been posted on the wiki: http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home. More of these lessons will be forthcoming. Once additional lessons are written and the documents complete then the documents will be finalized (table of contents, page numbers etc…). | Math |

Region 2 Math Currilcum maps | http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/search?terms=SEA+Math+&search[type]=0&commit=Search | Teachers across Region 2 worked this summer with Lisa Carter, expert on curriculum mapping to break the Common Core standards for ELA and Math into specific instructional tasks. | Math |

Turn On Math | http://turnonccmath.com/ | This link provides descriptors for the Common Core Math Standards for K-8. | Math |

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics | http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf | Includes Math Practices for all levels | Math |

K-5 math website | http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/index.html | Ideas for K-5 math aligned to CCSS | Math |

Common Core Mathematics Appendix A | http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Mathematics_Appendix_A.pdf | The appendix for the Common Core Mathematics gives teachers information on the specific math standards broken into different strands. | Math |

Content Specifications for the Summative assessment of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics | http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Math-Content-Specifications.pdf | This docuemnt shows the work of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium in developing the online math asessments that will begin in 2014. Sample items are included. | Math |

CCSS Mathematical Practices | http://thinkmath.edc.org/index.php/CCSS_Mathematical_Practices | This site explains and gives examples for the mathematical practices. Designed for elementary grades. | Math |

Utah Education Network Math Resources | http://www.uen.org/commoncore/math6/index.shtml | The site contains many links to math resources including Math Practices Posters | Math |

Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) | http://map.mathshell.org/materials/lessons.php | This link provides math teachers with various resources such as lesson plans that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Math | Math |

Social Studies Live Binder | http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/112587 | The Self-Study live binder gives comprehensive information about the Social Studies Essential Standards. | SS |

NCpedia | NCpedia | North Carolina Resources and Information | SS |

NC History Text Book | http://www.learnnc.org/nchistory/ | On-line North Carolina History Textbook from LEARN NC | SS |

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