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# How to Use the Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook

How to Use the Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook

So you’re a pro at using all those ELA resources, but the math stuff sort of scares you – or overwhelms. Having taught math, I know how hard it can be to squeeze activities and centers into a lessons when NO ONE seems to be getting it. Right?

The cool thing about most of the centers activities in the math section, is that they can be used to preload a lot of materials or as a review. They work great at the same time as the textbook lessons as well, but I like yanking them back out right before unit tests, or as a surprise review of what we learned a month ago – things that students think are safe to forget now!

Take for example the activity for 5.OA.1, a standard that says: “Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.” This basically says that students should know their fact families and how factors work in teams to make products, right?

The activity for this standard has students matching word problems to pictures to products to multiplication sentences. It’s a 4-way match. It helps visualize the idea of multiplication and the matching between concrete and abstract must occur. Afterward, the worksheet that goes with this activity gives you something you can use for a grade or just as a check for understanding.

The two supporting worksheets that go with this standard have students drawing pictures, like 3 sets of 5 or 5 sets of 3 to illustrate a multiplication problem like 5×3=15. They also have to write word problems out in words, relating the fact families into written sentences. These are great for review, for a grade, as a pop quiz, or just about anything you want.

The beauty of having so many standards is that you could have a day where 3 teams work on a random standard, and you work with the ones who need it most. Keeping the groups organic and changing, you could remediate after a test, while not holding back those who do actually understand.

For more ideas, take a look at our free previews of the Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook to find things that you can use in your room in your own particular style. Every teacher has their own way of doing things, and we just want to support you! Hopefully it’s an adventure for everyone involved.

Fourth Grade Common Core Workbook – Free Sample

# How to Use the Third Grade Common Core Workbook

How to Use the Third Grade Common Core Workbook

So how would a sample lesson look with our workbook? Well, there are a lot of ways to approach using our materials, depending on the strength and types of your core resources, but let’s look at our workbook as a supplement for this example.

Let’s say this week your language lessons focus on RL.3.1, a standard that says: “Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.” That’s a pretty dry way of saying that students can answer questions from text and use details from the text to get those answers, right?

This lesson might span a week, being combined with other complementary and similar standards. So, while you have one group working on some sort of reading exercise, you might pull a third of your class or a quarter of your class for a small group center. The center we have provided with this standard is called Find it in the Text. In it, we have a short story called Found Money. After reading the story, perhaps underlining during and doing pre-reading strategies prior to reading, there is a worksheet organizer with 6 questions. Each question must be answered, and a detail from the text that proves that answer must be provided. There is a blank page in the same format that allows the teacher to adapt this strategy to ANY text, like a complementary story in the textbook.

Other students could be working on the worksheets that go with this standard. There are two short stories, each half a page at grade level. There are several questions that use the same idea, requiring evidence and proof from the text to prove an answer. This might be a pre-test, post-test. It might be part of a centers rotation to work in small groups, pairs, or independently. All of these exercises are about 20-30 minutes. They can be repeated, reviewed, and directly support the learning of the standard.

This kind of lesson pattern could be repeated for each of the about 40 ELA standards, and each of the about 25 math standards in grade 3, because there are similar materials for EACH of those standards in our workbook.

Take a look at our free previews of the Third Grade Common Core Workbook to find things that you can use in your room in your own particular style. Every teacher has their own way of doing things, and we just want to support you! Hopefully it’s an adventure for everyone involved.

Third Grade Common Core Workbook – Free Sample

# How to Use the Second Grade Common Core Workbook

How to Use the Second Grade Common Core Workbook

Look at this workbook for 2nd grade. It’s 599 pages! That’s like an epic novel, only… not… epic? Well, actually it is kind of epic. We battle through the ELA standards with activities and worksheets in all the Literature and Informational Text standards. Then, we strike off toward the Reading Foundational Skills. That is a brief pitstop before turning our attentions toward Writing and then Speaking & Listening. Finally, we end our epic quest at Language, where we battle the evils of grammar and other fun stuff of the sort!

Oh, yeah. We’ve got the sequel ready, too. It’s the Math standards. Your quest begins this time in the lonely village of Operations and it’s nearby suburb Algebraic Thinking. From those humble beginnings, you head out into the uncharted lands of Numbers & Operations in Base Ten. What’s next for our young hero/heroine? Why, it’s Measurement & Data, everyone’s favorite math topics. After such a hefty chore, we end on the easier topic of Geometry.

Are you ready for this adventure? Remember, we have created at least 2 worksheets and 1 small group or center activity in each of the standards in these headings. Yes, it’s a great deal of work and effort, but it is for an entire year.

Take a look at our free previews of the Second Grade Common Core Workbook to find things that you can use in your room in your own particular style. Every teacher has their own way of doing things, and we just want to support you! Hopefully it’s an adventure for everyone involved.

Second Grade Common Core Workbook – Free Sample

# How to Use the First Grade Common Core Workbook

How to Use the First Grade Common Core Workbook

Wow, another large workbook I have to sort through to find the few useable tidbits for my classroom. Is that what you’re thinking? Well, naysayer, I beg to differ. You have hundreds of pages, nearly 600 actually, of worksheets and activities that are useful in Kagan Classrooms, in centers-remediation, in small group settings, or for whole classrooms. You also have tons of graphic organizers, writing papers, and open-ended worksheets that can be used in any classroom in any teaching style. We worked hard to make things that had reusability and flexibility, and each resource is crafted to fit the common core standards in math and ELA in the grade level you are buying.

Take a look at our free previews of the First Grade Common Core Workbook to find things that you can use in your room in your own particular style. Every teacher has their own way of doing things, and we just want to support you!

First Grade Common Core Workbook – Free Sample

# How to Use the Kindergarten Common Core Workbook

How to Use the Kindergarten Common Core Workbook

So we’re selling this wonderful, very extensive workbook, but how do you sort through nearly 650 pages and figure out how to use it, right? Isn’t that what you’re wondering? I mean, what stops this from going on the shelf or in a file folder somewhere like all those other things you are given to use as a resource? It’s a very good question, because even at a reasonable \$39 for a download, no one likes to waste money. Here’s how I might suggest you use it:

If you have a district academic plan that requires you to teach certain standards each week, use our searchable index in the front of the workbook. With a mouseclick, you move to the activities and worksheets designed to help teach that standard. Each standard has at least one center and at least 2 worksheets.

If you have a textbook you have to follow, look at the standards being taught in those lessons. Match the standard numbers to the worksheets and resources we offer in our workbook. Print or use them on a whiteboard.

If you have set standards you must follow per week or unit, that’s even easier. Again, just match the numbers and codes up, and you’re ready to go!

Take a look at our free previews, and you’ll see how simple it can be!

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# What is Common Core?

What is Common Core?

The Common Core Standards can be confusing, frustrating, and stressful for teachers, parents, and even the kids. Nearly every state in the country is adopting the common core standards in one fashion or another, but what is common core really?

Common Core is a set of standards designed to make sure that students are receiving a similar education no matter where they live. Previously, certain skills might be taught in one state at different grade level than in another. Students who move from city to city, county to county, or state to state might all be at very different levels because of what was taught and when it was taught! This made for a very uneven testing field.

To combat this, most every state has adapted a common group of core skills that students should learn at age and developmentally-appropriate grade levels. So, a student that lives in one state should be learning similar materials, if perhaps in a different method, than one living in another state. This still leaves room for teacher creativity and regional differences, but the same basic concepts are taught universally.

Read below for more specific details on what standards are being taught at each grade level and how they are organized.

There are 6 Domains for the Common Core English and Language Arts. Each Domain has many standards for each grade level. These Domains are:

There are 6 Domains for the Common Core Math. Each Domain has many standards for each grade level. These Domains are:

Common Core Workbooks

# New Common Core Workbooks on USB

New Common Core Workbooks on USB

Many companies have common core workbooks, but how many of them also offer them on a handy USB drive? We are pleased to announce that our popular workbooks for grades K-6 are now available on grade level USB drives. Each drive is 2 GB, which gives you a little extra space for your own materials, as well as one of our grade level workbooks. With portability like this, you can have your common core workbook at school, at home, and on the go! No more being tied to one computer to plan your lessons or to print your materials. Anywhere you can find a USB port, you can teach your common core lessons!

On each grade level common core workbook USB, you will get the following:

1.  A grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 common core workbook. Each of our workbooks is between 500 and 900 pages long, filled with activities and worksheets that cover each grade level standard.
2. A copy of the grade level standards posters that correlates with the grade level workbook you purchased.
3. A how-to-guide
4. and some extra space for your own materials! There should be 1.5 gb of extra space for your own school use!

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# Common Core Ideas

Common Core Ideas

You know, common core does not have to be scary and painful for either teachers or students. If we understand the standards and how they are broken apart, we can attack each piece with fun and exciting ideas. Often, we will find that this is not NEW stuff, but rather a reorganized way to look at what we have already been teaching in years past. Your personal challenge for today (or this week, month, or year…) is to take each of these domains, look at them, and think about your favorite activity that fits into each one. If you can’t think of anything, ask a peer! Then, find lots of other ideas in our common core workbooks.

There are 6 Domains for the English Language Arts. Each Domain has many standards for each grade level. These Domains are:

There are 6 Domains for the Common Core Math. Each Domain has many standards for each grade level. These Domains are:

Find more Common Core Ideas in our Workbooks

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# Common Core Workbooks

Common Core Workbooks

Each Grade Level has specific Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts that students must learn throughout the school year. In other words, the Common Core is basically, “What your students should learn by the end of the school year.” Our workbooks focus on this by covering each standard with at least one center activity, a couple worksheets, and a poster. The result is a 500-900 page workbook that covers all appropriate grade level materials.

Common Core Workbooks

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# Common Core Worksheets

Common Core Worksheets

Well, we’ve created hundreds of worksheets and activities in our 6 grade level appropriate workbooks from grades K-5. Each workbook is 500-900 pages, covering each of the standards for that grade level in math and language. Each book has several activities and worksheets per standard, many of them reusable resources that you will be using for years!

Check out our free samples below! You can see our quality activities, centers, and worksheets for free. If you want more, it’s \$39 per grade level workbook. One is all a teacher needs. Print all the copies you need for your class’ students.

Free Common Core Activities