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News | April 3, 2013

ReadWriteThink.org – Now Aligned to the Common Core State Standards!


Lesson plans on ReadWriteThink.org have always been based on the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts.  In 2009, lesson plans on the site also became aligned to individual state standards.  Now in 2013, when applicable, lesson plans on ReadWriteThink.org have been aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These alignments are provided courtesy of a collaborative project between Verizon Thinkfinity and EdGate and are revised on a regular basis as new or updated standards become available.

The Common Core adoption process is not considered final until the state has revised its high-stakes test for assessing these standards. During this transition process, ReadWriteThink will provide two subsets of alignments for the states (plus other entities) that have adopted the Common Core: one set to the state’s current standards and one set to the CCSS. For states that have yet to adopt the CCSS, only one set of standards will be provided—the state’s current standards.

Users may browse lessons and, upon finding one that meets their needs, select the Standards tab to see to which state standards it aligns. In the first drop-down menu (Common Core State Standards) is a listing from which users can select their state’s Common Core Standards version, if applicable, and the appropriate grade level.  In the second drop-down (State Standards), states listed in the menu link to the state’s official standards, which may include CCSS (states had the option of adopting Common Core “as is” or of adopting the Core with an additional 15% additions).

For more information, visit our Standards page.