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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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All About Me (Informational Text Unit)
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This unit helps students learn new information from informational texts. Students learn that writers not only use their writing to tell stories, but...
My Life with Fractions Lesson 7
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This lesson builds on a previous lesson that presented model drawing strategies for solving word problems multiplying whole numbers by fractions...
Number the Stars by A. Chapman - Lesson 1
  • 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 1 of 8 lessons in this unit. Objectives are <BR>...
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>...
The Worst Years of My Life: Close Reading Lesson 6
I can communicate strategies to handle bullying in a positive manner. I understand the concept of persuasion and how it becomes a strategy to produce...
The Worst Years of My Life: Close Reading Lesson 2
  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5, MS
Students will learn how to figure out the meaning of an unusual words or phrase when they read by using context clues. Students will also learn to...
Christmas/Winter Holidays Around the World unit
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is an integrated unit for second grade, integrating ELA Common Core Standards and Social Studies. Students will read various informational texts...