In the short time since The Common Core Companions burst onto the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making ELA and math standards easy to teach. The bundle of the bestsellers The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8 and The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8, provides you the translation for each and every standard for ELA and mathematics into the day-to-day of “what you do”.
These companions give examples of what effective teaching and learning look like in the Grade 6-8 classroom and implement common student misconceptions around key mathematical and literacy ideas with ways to address them. You are provided with resources to improve student development that include recommendations on how to cultivate the habits of mind that are critical to meeting the standards such as interpersonal skills, collaboration, and perseverance. These books incorporate an online bank of graphic organizers, student reproducibles, sample classroom charts, rubrics, photos, and more.
Don’t spend another minute poring over the mathematics or literacy standards. Focus instead on using The Common Core Companions as your one-stop guide for teaching, planning, assessing, collaborating, and designing powerful curriculums.