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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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth and final lesson in a unit covering Odd and Even numbers with this particular lesson focusing on hundreds charts. The purpose of...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the first of eight lessons and focuses on the traditional version of “The Three Little Pigs.” In this unit, second grade students will use...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the third of eight lessons in the unit and focuses on comparing and contrasting. In this unit, second grade students will use The True Story...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth lesson in the unit. In this lesson, students will be focusing on points of view and perspective. In this unit, second grade...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fifth lesson in the unit. In this lesson, students will read “the 3 little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig.” In this unit, second grade...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In this sixth lesson of the unit, students will read “the Big Bad Wolf is Good” by Simon Puttock. In this unit, second grade students will use The...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In the seventh lesson of the unit, students will use their observation skills and primary sources to research information about wolves. In this unit...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
In the final unit lesson, students will write their own short story showing the wolf as “the good guy. “ Wolves have been portrayed as villains in...
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 second of eight lessons in a kindergarten geometry unit titled "It's Hip to be Square." In this lesson, students will be able to describe...
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 third of eight lessons from a kindergarten geometry unit titled "It's Hip to Be Square." In this lesson, students will be able to name...