Pennsylvania Common Core
Common Curriculum - Lesson plan creator
NEA Common Core State Standards Tool Kit
Rubric Creator

Three part series on implementing the Common Core
Part 1 - Informational Texts
Part 2 - Historical Context
Part 3 - Using textual evidence to support inferences within a non-fiction text

Implementing Common Core Standards in Special Education

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Common Core Toolkit (PDF version is available for free download)


Outstanding Books for the College Bound Book Lists

(Titles with an asterisk are available at the SPHS Library - Highlighted titles are nonfiction)

Arts & Humanities

History & Culture

Literature & Language Arts

Science & Technology

Social Sciences

Books That Shaped America - List from Library of Congress

Library of Congress - Resources for teachers, searchable by standard.

English Language Arts
National Council of English Teachers
English Language Arts Lesson Plans
Share My Lesson Index of Lessons
Folger Shakespeare Library K-12 teacher page

Social Studies
National Council for History Education
Reading Like a Historian curriculum from Stanford History Education Group
Primary Source Sets - Library of Congress

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Science Digital Library Math Common Core Collection - Use the drop-down boxes on the left to choose the grade and focus.
National Science Digital Library Science and Math Literacy Maps
Visual Fractions - Science and Math activities, register for FREE
Algebra I Teachers - Focuses on implementing common core in algebra

National Science Teachers Association
National Science Digital Library Science and Math Literacy Maps
ScienceNetLinks - Science and Math activities, register for FREE

Pennsylvania Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - An extensive and helpful site through Discovery Education

The Education Digest - Webpage of the print publication