Common Core Implementation Center
Empowering teachers with a place to find and share ready-to-use, practical CCSS ELA collaborative projects and resources.
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CCSS Projects and Resources to Use Now!
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Students work in small groups reading a novel and assuming various roles in the Literature Circle in order to demonstrate their understanding of the novel and share...
Guy Laliberte invites us all -- individually and collectively -- to contribute to the global change that will allow access to water for all, as is explained in his dream...
Students will compose a collaborative narrative short story while creating international friendships and a great story to share.
When students are a part of an online collaborative learning community, powerful learning takes place. Having the correct digital tools, like wikis, blogs, forums, email and media galleries, all in one place make for a rich learning environment ready for collaborative and interactive project work...
Students attempt to recreate the monsters based on the description they received from other ePals.
This project lays the foundation for a successful classroom community in which all students feel trusted, safe and valued...
Is it just a funny talking spider or do his antics serve a deeper cultural purpose? This project provides students with strategies they can use to understand the genre of traditional tales and how to identify the important lessons or themes.
Follow in the footsteps of some of the world's greatest explorers through their biographies! In this project, students read explorer biographies to find out about historic adventurers, the dangers they faced, their motivation to explore and the lands they discovered.
Students exercise the observation skills that are essential to writing, visual art, and science. First, they try to use evocative language in describing pictures of birds from the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Students meet virtually through forum introductions and are challenged to find out about the causes and consequences of Climate Change by reading online articles from ePals Science Learning Center, share what they learn with other students.
Students explore natural disasters around the world along with other ePals classrooms. Their goal is to find out what makes our earth shake, rattle and roll with tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, wildfires and earthquakes by reading online articles from ePals Science Learning Center
Transform your students into inventors that know how to think, explore, sketch, create, try, tweak and sell!
What do you do when the news warns of a big storm? In this project, students learn about the natural disasters of the world....
How can we help to save our planet from global warming? In this project, students learn about the effects of global warming and ways to reduce its effects on our planet...
How is a good weather forecast made? In this unit, students will become meteorologists as they explore the conditions that make up weather...
What makes weather vary from place to place? Find out by virtually travelling to the classrooms of other ePals...
Students explore Weather along with ePals from all over the world. Students read online articles from ePals Science Learning Center and conduct research together to find out what causes weather and how weather impacts our lives in different ways...
Students in two classrooms track and discuss real time disasters! They read to become experts on one disaster type and write to share their informational expertise.
How have natural hazards shaped the course of human history? What hazards have destroyed cities, altered the size of human populations, changed the course of rivers or driven human migration?
What are ePals CCSS Projects?
- Single or multi-classroom
- Learning collaborations
- Meet 8+ CCSS ELA Standards
- Integrate reading, writing and critical thinking
- Complete with supporting resources
- Make serious learning engaging!
Master teacher Eleanor Dougherty shares her thoughts about "text" as one of the key components of Common Core teaching
Connect with grade-level colleagues to share implementation tips.
Builds teaching skills for Reading Standards 1 and 2.
Brush up on several note taking techniques to increase comprehension and prepare students to write in response to informational text.
The Common Core State Standards
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