# Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union

## PARTNER PROFILE

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.

Total lessons: 252

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## Factors and Multiples

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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...

## Heroism in Internment Camps

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:33pm
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• English Language Arts
• 3-5, MS
Students will learn about internment camps during World War II. Students will respond and reflect on heroic characteristics by participating in a...

## The Worst Years of My Life: Close Reading Lesson 1

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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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• English Language Arts
• 3-5, MS
Students will learn to make predictions, compare and contrast, infer, analyze data and draw conclusions. Students will also develop inferential...

## Using Tables to Compare Multiples

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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
• Math
• 3-5, MS
This unit will emphasize on using tables to compare multiples can help scholars find common multiples and to find equivalent ratios. This enables...

## Using Ratios to Solve Problems

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Updated:
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
• Math
• 3-5, MS
Students will learn to understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. Students...

## Unit Rates Part 1

Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated:
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
• Math
• 3-5, MS
This lesson will emphasize Mathematical Practice 4. Using bar diagrams to compare quantities can lead scholars to understand which operation to...

## Unit Rates Part 2

Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated:
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
• Math
• 3-5, MS
Students will learn about ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems; understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio...

## Equivalent Rates Part 1

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Updated:
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
• Math
• 3-5, MS
Students will learn to make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and...

## Equivalent Rates Part 2

Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
Updated:
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm