Close Reading and Common Core Curriculum for For All Your Subjects

         "I want to incorporate close reading and common core into my lessons, but I'm not sure where to begin."  No doubt, most teachers feel exactly the same way you do, but The Common Core Shop offers you close reading and common core academic vocabulary curriculum that will help prepare your students for the Smarter Balanced Assessments and will teach your students how to read with understanding. Currently, The Common Core Shop has available close reading and common core academic vocabulary lessons for Science and Bullying Education, and is currently completing close reading curriculum for History and Physical Education.  

Science

Close Reading for Science
Close Reading for Science

The Story of Science

         In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.

The Story of Science at The Common Core Shop

The Story of Science - Aristotle Leads the Way

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 33 close reading lessons 
  • 32 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 30 chapters from reading resource: The Story of Science - Aristotle Leads the Way.


The Story of Science -  Aristotle Leads the Way

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 famous people as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Brahmagupta, al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Ptolemy, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. 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.

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Go to the store page to purchase 33 Close Reading Lessons,32 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way.  $75 individual or $150 site license (lifetime)

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The Story of Science at The Common Core Shop

The Story of Science - Newton at the Center

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 reading resource: The Story of Science - Newton at the Center
The Story of Science - Newton at the Center

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus's 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.

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Go to the store page to purchase 40 Close Reading Lessons,40 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of Science: Newton At the Center.   $75 individual or $150 site license (lifetime)

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The Story of Science at The Common Core Shop

The Story of Science - Einstein Adds a New Dimension

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 30 close reading lessons 
  • 30 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 30 chapters from thereading resource: The Story of Science - Einstein Adds a New Dimension
The Story of Science -  Aristotle Leads the Way

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.

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Go to the store page to purchase 30 Close Reading Lessons,30 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension.   $75 individual or $200 site license (lifetime) 

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A Little History of Science at The Common Core Shop

A Little History of Science

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 48 close reading lessons 
  • 48 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 40 chapters from the reading resource: A Little History of Science
A Little History of Science

A Little History of Science boils down its long and complex history of science and links together its many different fields to tell the greatest story on earth. From the first civilisations who looked up at the stars and down at the ground, to present-day telescopes exploring the deepest depths of space and computers deciphering 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. 

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Go to the store page to purchase 48 Close Reading Lessons,48 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: A Little History of Science.   $65 individual or $150 site license (lifetime)

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Bullying Education

Bullying Close Reading and Common Core Lessons at The Common Core Shop
Bullying Close Reading and Common Core Lessons at The Common Core Shop

Bullying Close Reading Lessons

All members of your school community should be deeply concerned with the prevalence of bullying in today's world.  The statistics related to bullying are staggering:

  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying
  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents
  • Nearly 1/4 of tenth graders who reported being bullied also reported having made a suicide attempt in the past 12 months

There is no doubt that teachers want to do what is best for their students, but there is never enough time.  To help meet the need for rigorous lessons that also give students an opportunity to develop empathy for and understanding of the issues related to bullying, The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 40 close reading assignments 
  • 40 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 80 stories from the reading resource:  Bullying Under Attack

These closed reading lessons address such topics as:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Diversity
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Not being a Bystander
  • Causes and Effects of Bullying
  • Showing Kindness towards others
  • Making Changes in Your Schools
  • Standing Up to Bullies
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.

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Go to the store page to purchase 40 Close Reading Lessons,40 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading resource "Bullying Under Attack" $65 individual or $150 site license (lifetime).  Performance tasks are also available to accompany this curriculum!

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Bullying Under Attack at The Common Core Shop

History

A Little History of the World at The Common Core Shop

A Little History of the World

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 35 close reading lessons 
  • 35 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 40 chapters from the reading resource: A Little History of the World


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.

TO ORDER Go to the store page to purchase 40 Close Reading Lessons,40 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: A Little History of the World. $65 individual or $150 site license (lifetime)

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The Story of the World - Ancient Times

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 69 close reading lessons 
  • 68 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 42 chapters from the reading resource: The Story of the World

This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary and middle schoolstudents 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!

Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, 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. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.

TO ORDER

Go to the store page to purchase 80 Close Reading Lessons,80 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of the Wold - Ancient Times.  Price is $65 for one teacher copy or $150 for lifetime school site license. 

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The Story of the World - The Middle Ages

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 70 close reading lessons 
  • 70 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 40 chapters from the reading resource: The Story of the World

This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary  and middle schoolstudents 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!

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land?

The Story of the World 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. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, 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.

TO ORDER

Go to the store page to purchase 80 Close Reading Lessons,80 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of the Wold - The Middle Ages.  Price is $65 for one teacher copy or $150 for lifetime school site license. 

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The Story of the World - Early Modern Times

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 70 close reading lessons 
  • 70 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 40 chapters from the reading resource: The Story of the World

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!

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Timesweaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers?

The Story of the World 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. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, 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.

TO ORDER

Go to the store page to purchase 80 Close Reading Lessons,80 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of the Wold - Early Modern Times.  Price is $65 for one teacher copy or $150 for lifetime school site license. 

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The Story of the World - The Modern Age

The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 70 close reading lessons 
  • 70 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 40 chapters from the reading resource: The Story of the World

This fourth book in the four-volume narrative history series 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!

Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution?

Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of modern nations all around the world. 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. From the Middle East and China to Africa and the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in the last century and a half. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes the stories of each continent and people group.

TO ORDER

Go to the store page to purchase 80 Close Reading Lessons,80 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading source: The Story of the Wold - The Modern Age.  Price is $65 for one teacher copy or $150 for lifetime school site license.

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