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Are you overwhelmed with the idea of creating all-new curriculum for your classroom now that your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards?  Are you a content-area teacher who is now expected to be an expert in reading?  The idea of integrating Common Core techniques into your teaching practices, in addition to preparing your students for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, can seem pretty daunting.  But, help is here!

TheCommonCoreShop.com started with one teacher, just like you! Realizing that not just the English and math teachers, but content area teachers like himself would be faced with the task of preparing students to think, write, and communicate in the 21st century, he began developing curriculum that encouraged critical thinking and cooperation in his area of expertise...physical education.  After witnessing the success of these first lessons, TheCommonCoreShop.com was born to share those resources with teachers like you!

Now, TheCommonCoreShop.com has teamed with leaders in the Common Core community to create and develop complete lessons and curriculum, including multiple performance tasks, that will turn you into your school's Common Core star!

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Science

Science Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary- The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

In volume one, readers will travel back in time to ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and Greece. They will meet the world's first astronomers, mathematicians, and physicists and explore the lives and ideas of such scientific pioneers as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Brahmagupta, al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Ptolemy, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Most importantly, Hakim will introduce them to Aristotle—one of the greatest philosophers of all time—whose scientific ideas dominated much of the world for eighteen centuries. All of this is written in an engaging text that is divided into short sections that are easy to integrate into your current curriculum.

The Common Core Shop has created 33 close reading lessons and 32 academic vocabulary lessons that meet common core standards to accompany 30 chapters from the reading resource The Story of Science - Aristotle Leads the Way.

Science Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary - The Story of Science: Newton at the Center

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus' systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe—to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the amazing Isaac Newton, whose discoveries about gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and Earth's place in the universe set the stage for modern physics, astronomy, mathematics, and chemistry.

The Common Core Shop has created 40 close reading lessons and 40 academic vocabulary lessons that meet common core standards to accompany 40 chapters from the reading resource The Story of Science - Newton at the Center.

Science Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary- The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension

In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learn why relativity and quantum theory revolutionized our world and led to the most important ideas in modern science, maybe of all time.

The Common Core Shop has created 30 close reading lessons and 30 academic vocabulary lessons that meet common core standards to accompany 30 chapters from the reading resource The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension. 

Science Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary - A Little History of Science

A Little History of Science boils down the long and complex history of science and links together its many different fields to tell the greatest story on Earth. From the first civilizations who looked up at the stars and down at the ground, to present-day astronomers using telescopes to explore the deepest depths of space, to scientists who use computers to decipher the building blocks of life, Bill Bynum effortlessly explains the discoveries and developments that have transformed the world and how we understand it. More than that, he also delves into the lives and passions of the amazing people who made it all happen. 

The Common Core Shop has created 48 close reading lessons and 48 academic vocabulary lessons that meet common core standards to accompany 40 chapters from the reading resource A Little History of Science.

History

History Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary- The Story of the World - Volume 1:  Ancient Times

This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary and middle school students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

 The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times.


History Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary- The Story of the World - Volume 1:  The Middle Ages

This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary and middle school students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. 



History Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary- The Story of the World - Volume 1:  Early Modern Times

This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary and middle school students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Timesis the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. 



History Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary- The Story of the World - Volume 1:  The Modern Age

This fourth book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary and Middle School students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, the final volume of the popular Story of the World series weaves world history into a storybook format, covering major historical events in the years 1850-2000.

History Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary - A Little History of the World

In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include: 40 close reading lessons, 40 common core academic vocabulary assignments, 40 chapters from the reading resource: A Little History of the World

 

Mathematics 

Math Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary - The Great Mathematicians 

In this book, you'll learn why Florence Nightingale introduced pie charts, how Lewis Carroll regarded Pythagoras's theorem, and why some infinities are larger than others. In addition to such well-known figures as Archimedes and Isaac Newton, you'll also meet the mathematician who knew eight languages by the time he was 11, the one who was sent to jail for gambling, the ones who wrote a book on why 1 + 1 = 2, the one who spent his entire life traveling the world, and the one who published a lot but never existed.

Suspension - Detention - Discipline - Intro to High School - AVID - Home Room

Close Reading for Alternative to Suspension, Discipline, Intro to High School, AVID, and Home Room

With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age.

Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there.

That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. 

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Close Reading for Alternative to Suspension, Discipline, Intro to High School, AVID, and Home Room

From Sean Covey, the author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, this bestselling follow-up book builds upon the legacy of the 7 Habits and shows teens how to make smart choices about the six most crucial choices they’ll face during these turbulent years.

The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And, like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures.

In The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey, author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions. Using real stories from teens around the world, Sean shows teens how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. Jam-packed with original cartoons, inspiring quotes, and fun quizzes, this innovative book will help teens not only survive but thrive during their teen years and beyond.

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention - Close Reading & Common Core Vocabulary - Bullying Under Attack

Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers from all three players in the bullying cycle:  victims, bullies, and bystanders.

The Common Core Shop has created a rich curriculum that not only opens your students eyes to the consequences of bullying, but allows them to practice multiple common core skills.  This curriculum includes 40 close reading and academic vocabulary lessons, all accompanying 80 stories from the reading resource: Bullying Under Attack.

Bulling Prevention - Performance Tasks 

The Common Core Shop has created 10 bulling prevention performance tasks that will help your students prepare for the performance task section of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Students will begiven the opportunity to use technology to create their own 30 second Public Service Announcement, develop a slogan and print it on bumper stickers, and even design and make a mural to be displayed in their schools.  

Bulling prevention performance tasks involves significant interaction of students with stimulus materials and/or engagement in a problem and solution, ultimately leading to an exhibition of the students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills, often in written or spoken language. Stimuli include a variety of information forms (e.g., readings, video clips, data), as well as an assignment or problem situation. A key component of college and career readiness is the ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple content standards. The Common Core Shop addresses this ability through performance tasks that include ateacher led classroom activity, student driven research, use of technology, and a writing assessment.

Physical Education

 Physical Education Supplemental Common Core Lessons - Quality Lessons Plans for Secondary Physical Education

Common Core PE  has created Physical Education assignments that will incorporate reading and writing into your curriculum while aligning it with current common core standards.  These assignments used along with  the Quality Lesson Plans for Secondary Physical Education will offer you a comprehensive curriculum  that includes more than 500 physical education activities, more than 200 ready-to-use lesson plans, provides varied and fun programming for your students, assesses your students' progress, keeps current with national physical education standards, and includes handouts and worksheets that will help you expand and enrich the physical education experience beyond the classroom.

Physical Education Supplemental Common Core Lessons - Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12

Common Core PE has created Physical Education assignments that will incorporate reading and writing into your curriculum while aligning it with current common core standards.  These assignments, used along with  the Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12, will offer you a comprehensive curriculum  that wil: use mechanically correct progressions to teach students more effectively and increase their enjoyment of physical activity, build a complete, balanced physical education program that has something for everybody, save preparation time with lesson plans for 484 classes covering 18 areas of fitness, creative movement and dance, and sports,  take advantage of ready-to-use assessment tools for each developmental level, find health fitness standards and sport-related fitness norms for multiple ages and grade levels,  facilitate lessons with reproducible study sheets, extension projects, and portfolio checklists, and best of all this will incorporate reading, writing, and common core standards into your curriculum.  

Physical Education Supplemental Common Core Lessons - Advantage Press Packets

Advantage Press' Sports and Activities packets contain thirty-three complete lessons that consist of over 400 pages of materials.  Including these packets in your program will promote reading,  justify grades, and help assess all students' learning.                                                                                      

Common Core PE has created a lesson especially designed for each of Advantage Press' sports packets.  Each of these lessons will promote reading and writing, meet current common core standards, and prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Assessments.  

Physical Education Supplemental Close Reading Lessons - Advantage Press Packets 

The Common Core Shop offers you close reading curriculum that will help prepare your students for the Smarter Balanced Assessments and will teach your students how to read with understanding.  Common Core PE has created 35 supplemental close reading lessons that meet common core standards.

Advantage Press' Sports, and Activities packets contains thirty-three complete lessons that consists of over 400 pages of materials.  Including these packets in your program will promote reading,  justify grades, and help assess all student's learning.    

Health and Physical Education - Performance Tasks 

Common Core PE has created 10 health and physical education performance tasks that will help your students prepare for the performance task section of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  

Common Core PE performance tasks involves significant interaction of students with stimulus materials and/or engagement in a problem and solution, ultimately leading to an exhibition of the students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills, often in written or spoken language. Stimuli include a variety of information forms (e.g., readings, video clips, data), as well as an assignment or problem situation. A key component of college and career readiness is the ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple content standards. Common Core PE addresses this ability through performance tasks that include ateacher led classroom activity, student driven research, use of technology, and a writing assessment.

Word and Excel

 

 Word and Excel - Common Core Semester Courses 

www.PacketsForCommonCore.com has created a Intro to Microsoft Word, Intro to Microsoft Excel and an Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel Combo curriculum that meets current common core standards.  These Microsoft books are complete introductory, intermediate, and advanced semester courses in Microsoft Word and Excel.  These courses consist of:

  • Complete courses that students can complete independently, or following teacher led instruction
  • 130 - 163 pages per course book
  • 83 -110 assignments per course
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Manual
  • Assignment Task Check Off Sheets
  • Written instruction and over 350 - 400 (per course) photos, screen shots, and graphics to meet different leaning modalities and increase success.
  • All student files necessary to complete the courses
  • All teacher answer files for completed work