Understanding the Big Ideas of CCSS
The Common Core State Standards have gotten a lot of press over the past few years. The initiative has shaped today’s educational landscape. Whether you think the Common Core State Standards are a good thing or a bad thing, the initiative probably shapes your classroom in one way or another. As a result, you will most likely find yourself in a situation where you have to explain the CCSS and how they affect your classroom to someone who doesn’t know much about the standards. We have a simple solution for that problem.
Post a Graphic of the CCSS
Click here and post this freebie graphic in your room for you, your students, and their parents to see. Posting the form will help everyone understand the core ideas of the CCSS and how those standards turn into objectives for your classroom. This simple chart may also help parents understand what the Common Core State Standards are and the reasons behind them. The chart helps the standards become something digestible rather than some obscure, undefined thing they’ve just heard snippets about on the news.
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Help See the Details
While this graphic showcases some big picture ideas, sometimes you need to see the small details—literally. With small fonts and misplaced reading glasses, keep this Jumbo Complex Text Magnifier on hand in your classroom to ensure that you can read fonts of all sizes.