The Common Core is a national movement designed to foster the critical thinking and depth of knowledge that many U.S. students currently lack.
The focus of our website is thinking skills. These skills underpin all academic learning and will lead to the type of education encouraged by common core reforms. Core thinking skills don't change over time and, while many of our titles are not explicitly aligned with the common core yet, there is very little that we carry that is not relevant.
If you are a teacher looking for Common Core aligned materials many of the publishers provide charts showing common core skill alignment.
If you are a parent the titles below are our pick of the best available for curriculum review for home use.
Shell Education's recent publications were written with the common core in mind. Correlations to Common Core Standards Key Points are provided and a full correlation to your State's standards is available.
Product Alignment to Common Core State Standards Key Points is as follows:
Reading Foundational Concepts and Progressive Development of Reading Comprehension
Purposeful Play for Early Childhood Phonological Awareness
Increasing Fluency with High Frequency Word Phrases
Read and Succeed: Comprehension
180 Days of Mathematics
Bright and Brainy Practice
As an easy reference for parents we also carry Carson-Dellosa's Common Core Language Arts - Math Series. This series provides an introduction explaining the common core approach and explicit reference to standards on each practice page. Reviewing the appropriate grade level title with your child will ensure both that they've covered all the basics and help you to understand how the skills the teachers talk about relate to the type of problems you see your child completing.