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AchievetheCore.org is home to hundreds of free, open-source resources to help educators improve instruction and increase student achievement. Teachers and school leadership: you can use and adapt these materials for the classroom or for professional development to align yourselves to your state's college and career readiness standards. Visit AchievetheCore.org to find all our materials, including sample lessons in ELA and literacy and math , Common Core-aligned questions for popular basal readers, sample classroom assessments in ELA and literacy and math, and exemplars of aligned student writing. You’ll also find tools designed specifically to assist teachers in implementing Common Core and other rigorous academic standards like professional development modules, interactive Lesson Planning and Coaching Tools, and a digital math Coherence Map that makes connections within and across grade levels.

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Achieve the Core
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
A close reading activity based on the story, “The Stories that Julian Tells” and includes instructions for implementation, text dependent questions,...
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
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A close reading activity based on the story, “Home Grown Butterflies” and includes instructions for implementation, text dependent questions,...
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
In this nonfiction text about the Chicago Fire of 1871, students explore the historical truths related to poverty, city construction & city...
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
In this challenging excerpt from Tom Sawyer, students will discover the rich humor & moral lessons embedded in Twain’s text, exploring the...
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
With a focus on comprehension and deep questioning, this exemplar asks students to use textual evidence to analyze the title and themes of an excerpt...
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
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A close reading activity based on the story, “A Very Important Day” and includes instructions for implementation, text dependent questions,...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
A close reading activity based on the story, “Mrs. Frisby and the Crow” and includes instructions for implementation, text dependent questions,...
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
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The goal of this exemplar is to teach young students to read closely and critically in order to comprehend complex literary text. In this lesson...
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  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5, MS
Common Core
“The Making of a Scientist” exemplar asks students to read a memoir closely, focusing their reading through a series of questions about the text...
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This exemplar allows students to view history through 2 historical texts & answer text-dependent questions to develop deep conceptual...