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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  • English Language Arts
  • High School
In this piece, Maxine Hong Kingston explores the themes of silence and voice along with growing up Chinese-American through the technique of a talk-...
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Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
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Monday, April 9, 2018 - 12:54pm
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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...
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...
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
Students will learn to solve both addition and subtraction problems using multiple intelligences. Children do not learn by the use of only one...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In this unit, students will use a variety of text resources to explore the topic of amusement park rides. Leveled text and strategies will be used so...
  • 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...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the second part of a unit study on Jan Brett. This portion focuses on "the Mitten" and consists of two lessons, the first lesson focuses on...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In this fourth part of the unit, students learn to sequence, the beginning/middle/end, fill in a Venn Diagram, patterning, tell what the story is...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the first of four lessons covering Odd and Even numbers. The purpose of this unit is to help students to determine the difference between...