Parent-Friendly PRINTABLE Common Core Standards. This is what your children will be tested on starting in the 2014-2015 school year in 45 participating states (so far). Checklists for grades kindergarten - 5th grade. Simple to understand. Also available in Spanish.
Teacher Trap|Understanding Characters. This article contains some solid ideas for anchor charts, like the one pictured above, for teaching students to think about character development. The visuals and simplicity of the designs make these ideas suitable for use with ELLs.