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Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union 

How can teachers prepare for the Common Core State Standards? One way is by using exemplar lessons that focus on the key instructional shifts required by the standards! With a grant from the AFT Innovation Fund, the Cleveland Teachers Union set out to create these lessons. The union recruited a skilled team of classroom teachers to write lessons for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade. A national expert reviewed each lesson using the EQuIP Rubric, a widely used tool designed to evaluate Common Core materials. Teachers received feedback on their work and made revisions, polishing their lessons to the highest standards. This school year, Building Better Classrooms will create lessons for students in grades 3-5. We thank our partner, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, for its support of our work.

For more information on the Cleveland Teachers Union, visit: http://ctu.oh.aft.org/

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Addition and Subtraction Unit
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
Students will learn to solve both addition and subtraction problems using multiple intelligences. Children do not learn by the use of only one...
Bunnicula- A. Singleton - Lesson 1
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a third grade ELA Unit - Lesson 1 based on the A. Singleton book, Bunnicula. This unit consists of the first lesson of eight lessons. This...
Number the Stars by A. Chapman - Lesson 4
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a fifth grade ELA unit based on the A. Chapman book, Number the Stars. This is lesson 4 of 8 lessons in this unit. Objectives are <BR>...
Number the Stars by A. Chapman - Lesson 5
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a fifth grade ELA unit based on the A. Chapman book, Number the Stars. This is lesson 5 of 8 lessons in this unit. Objectives are <BR>...
Number the Stars by A. Chapman - Lesson 6
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a fifth grade ELA unit based on the A. Chapman book, Number the Stars. This is lesson 6 of 8 lessons in this unit. Objectives are <BR>...
Pink and Say by Patricia J. Lewis - Lesson 3
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
This is a 5th grade ELA unit based on the Patricia J. Lewis book, Pink and Say. Lesson 3 of 8 lessons in this unit. <BR> Lesson Objectives:<...
Fractional Equivalence Using Area Models-Lesson 4
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is Lesson 4 of 8 on Fractional Equivalence Using Area Models. Lesson Objective: The students will create equivalent rectangular models. The...
Fractional Equivalence Using Area Models-Lesson 5
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is Lesson 5 of 8 on Fractional Equivalence Using Area Models. Lesson Objective: The students will add and subtract fractions with the same...
Fractional Equivalence Using Area Models-Lesson 6
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is Lesson 6 of 8 on Fractional Equivalence Using Area Models. Lesson Objective: The students will add and subtract fractions with like...