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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 we have many more titles to offer at our companion e-book store. Many of these titles are enhanced for use with electronic whiteboards.

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
  • Mathematics
    • 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.
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Purposeful Play for Early Childhood Phonological Awareness 180 Days of Math for Kindergarten 180 Days of Reading for Kindergarten
Age: 2 and up
Activities: 70
Pages: 192

Phonological awareness is a necessary percursor to learning to read. This title contains 70 activities designed to help students detect and manipulate the sounds of language. Whether through singing songs, engaging in role-playing games, or tossing balls of yarn, every activity provides fun ways for children to interact with language and one another while offering explicit support for developing phonological awareness.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Bright & Brainy: Kindergarten Practice 180 Days of Language  for Kindergarten 180 Days of Writing for Kindergarten
Grade(s): K
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages kindergarten students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): K
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
180 Days of Problem Solving for Kindergarten Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade K 180 Days of Math for First Grade
Grade(s): K
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Help kindergarten students master Common Core skills such as short and long vowel sounds, capitalization and punctuation, comparing numbers, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math for Grade K. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 203
Activities: 8 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
180 Days of Reading for First Grade Bright & Brainy: 1st Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for First Grade
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 1
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 1st Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
180 Days of Writing for First Grade 180 Days of Problem Solving for Kindergarten Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade 1
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 1
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Help first grade students master Common Core skills such as comparing two texts on the same topic, understanding word roots, solving word problems, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math for Grade 1. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
180 Days of Math for Second Grade 180 Days of Reading for Second Grade Bright & Brainy: 2nd Grade Practice
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 2
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 2nd Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
180 Days of Language for Second Grade 180 Days of Writing for Second Grade 180 Days of Problem Solving for Second Grade
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 2
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade 2 180 Days of Math for Third Grade 180 Days of Reading for Third Grade
Help second grade students master Common Core skills such as understanding point of view, forming contractions and possessives, counting by 5s, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math for Grade 2. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Bright & Brainy: 3rd Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for Third Grade 180 Days of Writing for Third Grade
Grade: 3
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 3rd Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
180 Days of Problem Solving for Third Grade Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade 3 Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade 4
Grade(s): 3
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Help third grade students master Common Core skills such as using prefixes and suffixes, determining the main idea of a text, understanding multiplication, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math Spectrum for Grade 3. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
Help fourth grade students master Common Core skills such as determining a story’s theme, using prepositional phrases, understanding fractions, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math for Grade 4. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
180 Days of Math for Fourth Grade 180 Days of Reading for Fourth Grade Bright & Brainy: 4th Grade Practice
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 4
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 4th Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
180 Days of Language for Fourth Grade 180 Days of Writing for Fourth Grade 180 Days of Problem Solving for Fourth Grade
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 4
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
180 Days of Reading for Fifth Grade Bright & Brainy: 5th Grade Practice 180 Days of Language for Fifth Grade
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 5
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.

This must-have resource encourages 5th Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
180 Days of Writing for Fifth Grade 180 Days of Problem Solving for Fifth Grade Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade 5
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 5
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Help fifth grade students master Common Core skills such as making inferences, using verb tenses, rounding decimal numbers, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math for Grade 5. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
180 Days of Reading for Sixth Grade Bright & Brainy: 6th Grade Practice 180 Days of Math for Sixth Grade
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 240, Digital Resource CD included.
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Foundational skills and anchor standards for reading are addressed daily through fiction and nonfiction passages. Writing activities are included. Parents looking for supplemental reading activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade: 6
Pages: 248, Digital Resource CD included.
This must-have resource encourages 6th Grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills by providing practice pages for a broad range of Common Core language arts and mathematics standards.
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 203
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.
180 Days of Language for Sixth Grade 180 Days of Writing for Sixth Grade 180 Days of Problem Solving for Sixth Grade
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 208, Digital Resource CD included,

A year's worth of engaging and purposeful practice pages following a consistent format with each key language skill addressed daily, allowing students ample opportunities to master each one.
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental writing activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Grade(s): 6
Pages: 216, Digital Resource CD included.

Standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. Parents looking for supplemental math activities can begin this title at any time during the school year. It works just a well for summer skill retention.
Common Core Language Arts and Math Grade 6
Help sixth grade students master Common Core skills such as using maps and other graphics, understanding pronouns, finding percentages, and more with Common Core Language Arts and Math for Grade 6. Includes explicit references to the standards on each practice page that will let parents know that activities provide direct support for skills being taught at school.
   
 
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