Idiot's Guides: Common Core Standards
Whether you are required to teach "to the Core" or not, this book provides a thorough overview of Common Core development and its effects. Divided into 4 parts, Part 1 explains the history and development of the unique components of Common Core. It also discusses how states have implemented these standards and how it affects how students are taught. In Parts 2 and 3, English/Lang Arts (ELA) and Math standards are listed by grade range, K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12, with helpful techniques to help support your child. In addition, the authors discuss how the ELA standards affect other subjects such as social studies and technical studies. In Part 4, Assessments and implementation of Common Core are discussed. An additional discussion recommends how parents can support children in the educational system. Helpful features highlight readiness skills, define terms and help support educational process. Appendices include a glossary, FAQs, complex text examples, and resource lists. 5x9", 274 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
In an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers, new academic standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade have been established and adopted by nearly every state. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards helps parents, students, teachers, and administrators understand the details of this historic initiative. An outline of what makes these standards different from previous statewide standards; a grade level breakdown of the standards for English, math, and other subject areas; details of how students' learning will change under the Common Core; ways parents can help students at home; information on the assessments that students will take; and answers to the most commonly asked questions are all included.