Teachers' Common Core Planning Toolkit
A guide for elementary teachers
Teachers all over the country are taking a closer look at their units of study, trying to figure out how to integrate them with the Common Core. The good news, of course, is that these new standards are about student outcomes or what you are working to achieve. Your judgment and expertise as a teacher is honored and valued, and the how is left up to you. The standards set forth in the Common Core are a tall order, and there is much to consider. This article will guide you through the Common Core planning process and assist you in adding rigor and addressing instructional shifts as you prepare a unit of study. We present some planning considerations and then offer an example of what this might look in one classroom's September calendar.