Common Core State Standards Resources

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)- practice tests
    Take a practice test in ELA or math and experience what your students will experience when they take the Smarter Balanced field test this spring!

    California Learning Resource Network (CLRN)
    This site is full of FREE resources including videos, virtual modules, website, tools for research and collaboration and more! Check it out!

    This site is still in the initial phases, but has a ton of great resources especially in middle school math and earth science. Each resource has the ability to earn a "thumbs up/down" and be reviewed, which allows educators to see what others thought of the resource before they use it.

    Search this site for awesome Common Core lessons in Math and ELA!

    Find non-fiction news articles for kids on this website. Not only do the articles list the Lexile level, but you can change the level to make the text more or less complex with just the click of a button! Awesome!

    The Learning Network
    This NY Times website is flooded with lesson ideas, blogs, quizzes, articles, editorials, videos, and so much more!.

    Common Core Works
    This website has a ton of great resources including learning progressions, parent letters, exemplar lessons, and videos to support Common Core.

    Watch, Know, Learn
    This site includes videos which could activate students' thinking and excitement on a given topic.

    Word Generation/Talk Moves
    Learn about how to introduce and use academic language in the classroom.

    Word Generation
    Click here to see "talk moves" in action and how they support collaboration and speaking/listening skills.

    Teach Hub
    Have you ever had a reluctant writer in your class? Teach Hub has numerous video writing prompts designed to help inspire kids to write!

    Poetry Text Exemplars
    Here you'll find K-8 poetry text exemplars from Appendix B.

    California Department of Education 
    "CCSS were designed by a national panel of teachers, experts, parents and school administrators, so they reflect both our aspirations for our children and the realities of the classroom." - Ted Mitchell, former President of the California State Board of Education.

    Smarter Balanced's Digital Library 
    The Digital Library is an online collection of resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards. It contains Assessment Literacy Modules, professional learning modules focusing on formative assessment tools, practices and processes; the Exemplar Instructional Modules, targeting specific content and practices from the Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics; and Education Resources with subject-and grade-specific resources that are designed to help K-12 educators apply the formative assessment process during daily instruction. The Digital Library itself is password-accessible to educators only.