Resources for Common Core ELA/Math Principles
in Social Studies/Science Classrooms
Enriching Geography Learning through Common Core-Related Activities
: Slides from a presentation by Maggie Legates (DGA) and Preston Shockley (DDOE) at the National Council for Geographic Education, Denver CO, August 1, 2013
Climbing the Common Core Ladder
: Slides, chart and reading selection provided by Becky Reed (Red Clay Consolidated SD) from a presentation at National Council for Geographic Education, Denver CO, August 2, 2013.
Common Core State Standards
: Slides from Timothy Shanahan (University of Illinois) explain the origin of the standards and key concepts for teachers in content areas.
Teaching Tools and Guides
Reading like a Geographer
: A chart developed by Scott Bacon (Brandywine SD) to help students derive meaning from text using geographic perspectives.
Writing Text-Dependent Questions
: Adapted by Danielle Deinert.
Articles and References
Characteristics of High-Quality Text
: From the DDOE website.
Lexile Guidelines for Readings by Grade Level
What Do We Mean by 'Reading' a Map
: By Phil Gersmehl.
Common Core Geography English Language Arts Connections
: Major national organizations interested in geographic literacy have developed this detailed guide to integration of Common Core literacy with geography instruction.