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
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is an integrated unit for second grade, integrating ELA Common Core Standards and Social Studies. Students will read various informational texts...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the first part of a unit on the author Jan Brett. The title of the lesson is "Getting to Know Jan Brett." After the lesson, students will be...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the third part of a unit on the author Jan Brett, consisting of two lessons that focus on the story, "The Hat." In these lessons, students...
  • English Language Arts
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the final lesson in a unit on Jan Brett and three of her stories: The Hat, The Mitten and The 3 Snow Bears. In this culminating lesson,...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
This is the first of a four lesson unit on Addition and Subtraction strategies. Teachers will introduce the lesson by reading Ten for Me by Barbara...
  • Math
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
Included in this resource are 15 different double ten frame documents that should accompany the lesson "Ten Frame Addition (part 1)." Aligned to...
Building Better Classrooms: Cleveland Teachers Union
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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...
  • 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...
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 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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  • 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...