Common Core

Common Core Standards and Resources

 As New York State adopts the Common Core Standards for each subject area, one of the major questions which arise is this: Where do I find information regarding NY Common Core Standards and especially where do I find resources aligned with the Common Core Standards which I can incorporate into my classroom plans? The list of resources is growing. Although as of now NY has adopted the Common Core for Language Arts and Mathematics, there is a calendar which includes the adoption of CC Standards in other areas. so it is necessary for all teachers to become aware of the CC standards. This page will try to list the most current and best resources. If you find a good resource, please send it along to Gene or Roger and we will make sure it is published and shared with our teaching community.

Information About Common Core Standards

These two sites contain much useful information regarding NY Common Core Standards.
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NY Common Core  
  This is the NY State Department of Education page. It contains the Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards and a great deal of information regarding Common Core Standards.
engage.ny engage.ny also contains a great deal of information about the NY Common Core Standards, including the proposed calendar of adoption of other CC Standards.
Common Core Resources  
  There are many instructional videos here separated into various categories so you can search for those that fit your needs.


Common Core Resources     Pearson has produced a page with a great number of resources dealing with implementation, instruction and assessment within the Common Core initiative.


Sites With Resources Aligned to Common Core Standards

These resources are not listed here in order of importance or value.

  NYLearns is transitioning its alignment to Common Core. You can find Common Core Alignments by following the steps on the left. When you select an activity, go down to the Alignment. You will find the older NY Standards  listed first. Just continue down the list and you will find the appropriate Common Core Standard alignments.
Learn Zillion

 LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard, starting with Language Arts and Math in grades 3-9. This is a great resource.

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has aligned many of its vast resources to the Common Core Standards. It has a very easy search engine. Teachers whose standards are not Common Core aligned yet may also use the search engine to find aligned resources.
        SAS Curriculum Pathways is a Terrific Site. It has resources for all subject areas, not just Math and ELA and they are standards aligned to current state standards.
Thinkfinity      Thinkfinity is the Verizon Foundation’s free online professional learning community, providing access to over 60,000 educators and experts in curriculum enhancement, along with thousands of award-winning digital resources for K-12 — aligned to state standards and the common core.
Live Binders
Live Binders is a place where you can find great resources. Here are more than 50 "Binders" with Common Core links.
Create an account to store and add to your interests.
Pinterest Pinterest is a very popular social media site where people "collect" resources of all types in the form of pictures. It can be a bit difficult to maneuver through, but use the "search" at the left and you can find lots of great materials. You might even want to create your own account for storing your own topics.
Common Core Resources This is a nice article with links to 50 Common Core resources for teachers.