Aligning Common Core, One Bite at a Time

According to the author, while the “Common Core’s complexity and enormity cannot be denied, it is much like the old adage about how to eat an elephant. Answer: One bite at a time.” In order to align the school district’s curriculum, instruction and assessments to the Common Core, the author suggests involving the full staff or a representative group in the research and effective practices of Larry Ainsworth, Larry Lezotte, Doug Reeves, Mike Schmoker, and others.

Content Comments 

This is an extremely practical article on how a local teaching staff can develop end-of-year curriculum expectations that all students can and must learn in an allotted time. This article is the antidote to pacing guides which require schools to run through the curriculum.