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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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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...
Rounding Decimal Numbers
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is lesson 3 of an 8 lesson unit on decimals. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to round any number to any place asked. Students...
Rounding decimals fractions to estimate
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is lesson 4 of an 8 lesson unit on decimals. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to use three different methods of round decimal...
Adding (and Subtracting) Decimal Numbers
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
These are lessons 5 and 6 of an 8 lesson unit on decimals. The focus of these two lessons are to help students understand how to add and subtract...
Multiplying Decimal Numbers (parts 1 & 2)
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
These are lessons 7 and 8 of an 8 lesson unit on decimals. Lesson Objective: I can multiply decimals by using fractions and number models.<br/>...
Bunnicula- A. Singleton - End of Book project #1
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a third grade ELA Unit - End of Book project #1 on the A. Singleton book, Bunnicula.This includes five instructions for teachers and one hand...
My Life with Fractions Lesson 2
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is lesson 2 of an 8 lesson unit. Lesson Objectives: I can use fractions to write an equation that tells about a problem.<br/>I can make up...
My Life with Fractions Lesson 3
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the third lesson of an 8 lesson unit. In this lesson, students explore models of fractions using a variety of fraction model tools. They use...
My Life with Fractions Lesson 4
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is the 4th lesson of an 8 lesson unit. Students will learn to use common denominators to solve addition and subtraction word problems that...