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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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Look What I Made
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fifth lesson in an 8 part kindergarten geometry unit titled, "I Spy Shapes." In this lesson, students will be able to: 1.) Name shapes 2...
Picture Perfect Shapes
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the sixth lesson of an 8 part kindergarten geometry unit titled, "I Spy Shapes." In this lesson, students will be able to: make a new shape...
Your Space - Culminating Activity for I Spy Unit
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the seventh lesson of an 8 part kindergarten geometry unit titled, "I Spy Shapes." In this lesson, students will practice what they've...
3D Fort Shapes - Culminating activity
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the 8th and final lesson for the kindergarten geometry unit, " I Spy Shapes." This lesson provides a problem solving culminating activity...
I Spy Shapes Unit - Shape Patterns
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This resource consists of 14 shape pattern pictures that can be used for the Kindergarten Geometry unit, " I Spy Shapes." A unit abstract is also...
Molly's Pilgrim Lesson 1
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the first lesson of a unit based on Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. The critical area of focus is that students will be able to refer to...
Molly's Pilgrim Lesson 2
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the second lesson of a unit based on Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. The area of focus for this lesson is for students to be able to...
Molly's Pilgrim Lesson 3
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the third lesson of a unit based on Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. The critical area of focus of this lesson is for students to compare...
Molly's Pilgrim Lesson 4
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the fourth lesson of a unit based on Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. The critical area of focus of this lesson is for students to be able...
Molly's Pilgrim Lesson 5
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the fifth lesson of a unit based on Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. The focus of this lesson is for students to be able to describe a...