If you’re feeling confused or overwhelmed by the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, you’re not alone. I have taken some time to annotate (explain, simplify, break down) the Common Core standards for English Language Arts Grade
Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, order/sequence, compare/contrast, persuasion techniques, primary and secondary sources, nonfiction text features. Includes Common Core Alignment and 14 original nonfiction passages for teaching each strategy. $9 by selma
Common Core Standards -- website of a district who has laid out each part of the CCSS and made a unit/scope and sequence to go along with it. They've made a lesson for every.part.of.the.core!!! ~~This is amazing!