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Common Core ELA: Anchor Standards and Indicators Explained

Common Core ELA: Anchor Standards and Indicators Explained


In this lesson you develop a basic understanding of the structure of the Common Core ELA Anchor Standards, the Indicators and the Literacy Standards for History, Science, and Technical Subjects

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Common Core ELA: Anchor Standards & Indicators Explained

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Notes on "Common Core ELA: Anchor Standards and Indicators Explained"

(00:00-00:25) Intro

(00:26-00:46) Objectives

(00:47-01:55) Anchor Standards

(01:56-04:44) K-5 Literacy Standards

(04:45-06:05) 6-12 Literacy Standards

(06:06-06:28) Review

(06:29-07:23) Reflection

Additional Resources


LearnZillion is a terrific portal of online lessons aligned to the ELA and Math CCSS by grade level. Teachers can create playlists and track data within this free resource. The resource also includes handouts and communication components for parents. In addition, teachers can use the tool to play video instruction for their whole class as a mini lesson or include these videos as a component of a flipped lesson.

Common Core English Language Arts

The official web site for the Common Core ELA and Math Standards. This web site is an easy to navigate portal including the ELA anchor standards; standards by grade; Literacy Standards for History and Social Studies; and Literacy Standards for Science and the technical areas. In addition to the complete set of standards, this site included the appendices to the standards which include student work samples, suggested texts, implementation guidance, and instructional strategies.

ELA Progressions 

A terrific resource from the North Carolina State Department that provides a visual of the Common Core ELA Standards in progression format. This allows teachers to determine what students should enter their classes knowing and being able to do, what they need to learn during the year, and what they will be working on in the next year. Teachers can use this tool to plan differentiated lessons and to determine where students fall on the continuum of the standards.


Achieve the Core Featured Lessons

Close reading is one of the important instructional strategies encouraged by the CCSS. Close reading lessons require significant planning to develop. Achieve the Core offers sample lessons on Close Reading aligned to Common Core State Standards that teachers can use in their own classroom or as models as they develop their own close reading lessons.


EQuIP Quality Review Process 

This Equip Rubric is for the review of math lessons and units aligned to the CCSS math standards. Currently there are many resources available with a CCSS sticker attached, yet very few of these resources are actually aligned. As an educator it can be difficult to know if a resource is aligned. The Equip rubric provides an easy to use rubric for educators to use in selecting and developing resources and lessons aligned to the CCSS.


Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP)

This is a video on how to use the Equip Rubric resource. Scroll to the bottom of page and click on tab labeled "Equip Training Materials."