Common Core Standards & English Language Arts, Grades K-5

Give students in grades K-5 a head start in achieving the critical knowledge and skills identified in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).

Common Core Standards: A Step-by-Step Approach – English Language Arts, Grades K-5 is an essential tool for all ELA teachers striving to ensure students meet these standards in each of the four strands of the ELA – Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Language. Written by Toby Karten, an educator with more than 30 years of experience,  this six-page (tri-fold) laminated guide includes:

  • Classroom management tips
  • Core materials and resources
  • Good teaching and assessment practices

Additionally, this valuable guide provides teachers with a step-by-step approach to teaching students in grades K-5 the literacy skills they need to meet the English and Language Arts Standards according to the CCSS.  In one easy-to-read reference, this approach is broken down by grade level into concrete steps that include:

  • Review ELA standards from prior, current and following years
  • Determine student levels then decide topics for a particular timeframe for small groups and individuals
  • Share these topics and goals with students in a child-friendly language
  • Create a task analysis of a standard that includes visuals and graphic organizers
  • Revisit and adjust groups and individual lessons based on formal and informal tests and assessments

An essential tool for any literacy teacher striving to help students meet the CCSS.

By Toby Karten. 2012. 6 pages. ISBN: 9781935609711. #S6077.