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We are in the process of reorganizing this list of CCSS tools and resources that we have created and compiled. The "Transition Phase" column categorizes each resource by phase in the Transition Timeline for Professional Learning for the most effective implementation of the CCSS.
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Advisory Group's Revised PowerPoint Informational PowerPoint from March 22, 2011   Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
Awareness Dot Graph MIGRATED to pre-assess educator prior knowledge when planning PD for CC implementation Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
CFP: Strategic Use of Funds MIGRATED Address how CFP funds can be used to support a system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment aligned to CCSS. Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy Claims are included. Phase 2 K-12 Mathematics & ELA/Literacy 
ELA Appendix A - Jigsaw Activity MIGRATED  Phase 1: Building Awareness All English Language Arts 
ELA Scavenger Hunt MIGRATED to familiarize educators with the CC Standards for ELA Phase 1: Building Awareness All English Language Arts 
English Language Arts: Instructional Emphasis MIGRATED  Phase 1: Building Awareness All English Language Arts 
Hunt Institute Videos Video vignettes of the writers of the CCSS discussing various aspects of the standards.  Phase 1: Building Awareness ALL ALL 
Literacy in Science and Social Studies Instructional Emphasis Document detailing the instructional emphasis in the CC Literacy Standards in Science and Social Studies  Phase 1: Building Awareness 6 - 12 Science + Social Studies 
Mathematics General Scavenger Hunt MIGRATED to familiarize educators with the introduction and the standards of Mathematical Practices Phase 1: Building Awareness All Mathematics 
Mathematics High School Scavenger Hunt MIGRATED to familiarize educators with the High School Mathematics CC Standards Phase 1: Building Awareness High School Mathematics 
Mathematics Instructional Emphasis MIGRATED  Phase 1: Building Awareness All Mathematics 
Mathematics Middle Grades Scavenger Hunt MIGRATED to familiarize educators with the Middle Level Mathematics Content Standards Phase 1: Building Awareness Middle Level Mathematics 
Presentation: Preparing All Students for Success is College and Career PowerPoint and handouts presented at the Regional Awareness Meetings in Nov. 2010  Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
Presentation: Text Complexity Components   Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  All English Language Arts 
Publisher's Criteria for the CCSS in ELA documents written by the writers of the CCSS in ELA to provide guidance to publishers and curriculum developers on texts aligned with the CCSS  Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  K-2 English Language Arts 
Reading Strategies for Content Teachers Readings Strategies Resource Page Provide resources for content teachers to support the literacy standards in the Common Core Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  All All 
Single Page FAQ: The Basics The absolute basic information regarding the state assessment timeline and CCSS background information  Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
Statewide Implementation Plan Graphic organizers of VT Statewide Implementation Plan demonstrating collaboration with various stakeholders  Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
Text Complexity Instructional Models an instructional sequence for guiding students through a close reading of appropriately complex text  Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning   English Language Arts 
Text Complexity Rubric for Informational text A tool for evaluating the complexity of texts, adapted from the CC-ELA Appendix A.  1. The Common Core for Reading emphasize the importance of understanding the issues involved when evaluating the complexity of a text for use with students 2. Many educators, particularly in the content areas, do not have this understanding.  Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  All All 
Text Complexity Rubric for Literary text A tool for evaluating the complexity of literary texts, adapted from Common Core ELA Appendix A 1. The CC - ELA emphasizes the importance of understanding the issues involved when evaluating the complexity of a text for use with students. 2. Many educators, particularly in the content areas do not have this understanding.  Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  All All 
Transition Timeline: Assessment Visual document that shows the phases of VT's transition to the CC/SBAC to provide a framework for administrators and educators for local implementation discussion and planning Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
Transition Timeline: Professional Development Graphic showing the four phases to guide professional development  Phase 1: Building Awareness All All 
VCTM Fall Presentation MIGRATED Awareness & Activities to discuss CCSS Phase 1 and Phase 2  K-12 Mathematics 
VT's Transition to the Common Core State Standards:English Language Arts MIGRATED to guide the work with school-based educators of all grade levels as they implement the CCSS Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  K-12 English Language Arts 
VT's Transition to the Common Core State Standards: Mathematics MIGRATED To Guide the work with school-based educators of all grade levels as they implement the CCSS Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  K-12 Mathematics 
Why Text Complexity Matters an article highlighting the research behind the importance of using complex texts with students  Phase 2: Going Deeper in the Standards/Professional Learning  All English Language Arts 
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