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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:22pm
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Rhode Island DOE
The goal of this unit is for the children to understand the concept of graphing and its uses in the real world. The children will be able to describe...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Standards aligned
In this unit students will compare and contrast multiple versions of Cinderella by different authors and from different cultures. The students will...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • 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...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the second of four lessons for the unit "Addition and Subtraction Strategies." While students learned about double ten frame addtion in the...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • Pre-K, K-2
Common Core
The lessons will take a deep dive into the work of Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. In their work, students learn strategies for increasing...
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
This is the first lesson of an 8 lesson unit titled " Math Strategies/Literature Unit." The unit was written to address the domain of operations and...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth lesson in an 8 part kindergarten geometry unit titled, "I Spy Shapes." In this lesson, students will be able to: 1.) Identify and...