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 third of four lessons from the unit "Addition and Subtraction Strategies." Review with students that a doubles fact is a number sentence...
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  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth and final lesson from the unit "Addition and Subtraction Strategies." In this lesson, explain to students that a fact family is a...
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 lesson of an 8 part unit titled "Math Strategies/Literature Unit." During this lesson students will participate actively in a...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the fourth lesson out of 8 from the unit, "Math Strategies/Literature Unit." Students need constant practice with problem solving so this...
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 fifth lesson out of 8 from the unit "Math Strategies/Literature Unit." Students will be asked what are some of the strategies that we...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
These are the last three lessons from a an 8 part unit, "Math Strategies/Literature Unit." Lesson 6 (the first of these 3) introduces and give...
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 part Kindergarten Geometry unit titled, "I Spy Shapes." In this lesson, students will be able to: 1.) Identify and...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This resource contains 13 (of 27) worksheets that can be used for the "I Spy Shapes" unit. A unit abstract is also included, which provides a list of...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
This resource contains the remaining 14 (of 27) worksheets that can be used with the "I Spy Shapes" unit. Included with these resources is a unit...
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 lesson in an 8 part unit titled, "I Spy Shapes." In this lesson, students will be able to: 1.) Name shapes correctly. 2.) Find and...