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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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Odd and Even Numbers Unit Lesson 1
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the first of four lessons covering Odd and Even numbers. The purpose of this unit is to help students to determine the difference between...
Positions - Where does it go?
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the first of eight lessons from a kindergarten geometry unit titled "It's Hip to Be Square." In this lesson, students will learn and practice...
Amusement Park Rides: An Informational Text Unit
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In this unit, students will use a variety of text resources to explore the topic of amusement park rides. Leveled text and strategies will be used so...
Odd and Even Numbers Unit Lesson 2
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the second of four lessons in the unit, with this particular lesson focusing on even numbers. The purpose of this unit is to help students to...
Odd and Even Numbers Unit Lesson 3
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the third of four lessons covering Odd and Even numbers with this particular lesson focusing on odd numbers. The purpose of this unit is to...
Odd and Even Numbers Unit Lesson 4 (of 4)
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth and final lesson in a unit covering Odd and Even numbers with this particular lesson focusing on hundreds charts. The purpose of...
Attributes
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the second of eight lessons in a kindergarten geometry unit titled "It's Hip to be Square." In this lesson, students will be able to describe...
Turns and Rotations
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth of eight lessons from a kindergarten geometry unit titled, "It's Hip to Be Square." In this lesson, students will be able to name...
Naming Decimal Fractions
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the first of 8 lessons from a unit on decimals. In this lesson, students will build on the understanding they developed in fourth grade to...
Comparing Decimal Fractions to the Thousandths
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the second lesson of an 8 lesson unit on decimals. In this lesson, students build on the understanding they developed in fourth grade to read...