Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union

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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.

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Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:13am
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  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
Students will identify the important details from folktales and fairytales from around the world. Using the information they have gleaned from the...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In this unit the children learn to find partners for small numbers and for number 10 by breaking them apart. Break-apart partners are pairs of...
  • 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...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the second of eight lessons in the unit. This lesson focuses on “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.” In this unit, second grade...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a fourth grade literature unit based on the book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing written by Judy Bloom. The focus of this unit is to provide...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
This is a third grade ELA unit based on the Elizabeth Cody Kimmel book, Balto and the Great Race. This unit consists of 8 lessons, 1 venn diagram,...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
In this 8 lesson geometry unit, students will learn to draw and identify lines and angles and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Math
  • 3-5, MS
In this unit, Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 will focus on The Number System due to its use in the study of ratios and rates. The remaining lessons will focus...
  • English Language Arts
  • High School
In this lesson, students will conduct a close reading of the poem titled, “The Gift” by contemporary poet, Li Young Li. The TPCASTT strategy will be...
  • 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...