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Common Core ELA: Anchor Standards and Indicators Explained

Common Core ELA: Anchor Standards and Indicators Explained


In this lesson, students analyze the parts of the the CCSS ELA standards. In addition, students will evaluate the CCSS ELA anchor standards and analyze the difference between the K-5 ELA CCSS standards and 6-12 ELA CCSS standards.

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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"

(00:00-00:24) Intro

(00:25-00:44) Objectives

(00:45-02:33) CC ELA Anchor Standards

(02:34-05:23) K-5 Literacy Standards

(05:24-06:43) 6-12 Literacy Standards

(06:44-09:37) Understanding the Standards

(09:38-10:00) Review

(10:01-10:24) Reflection

Additional Resources


This is a great 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. Also included are 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 State Standards 

This is the official website for the Common Core ELA and Math Standards. This website is an easy to navigate portal that includes 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 provides the appendices to the standards, which include student work samples, suggested texts, implementation guidance, and instructional strategies.

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

This is 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.