Friday, January 11, 2013

Common Core Free Resources Edition 1!

For the rest of the school year, we will be featuring FREE resources from some of the best educators in the United States on our blog. Each featured resource will be creative, and aligned with the Common Core Standards. We will have the resources divided by grade level groups: K-2, 3-5, and 6-12. 

We are lucky enough to have three popular contributors start us off!

Rachelle Smith has a wonderful freebie titled: Reading Responses. The 18 page packet of responses will help students comprehend when reading fiction, non-fiction, or when they listen to a book/cd digitally.
Please check out her amazing blog by clicking here.

Kristen Bowers of Elementary Solutions has a great FREE Common Core resource titled: Note-Taking Chart/Graphic Organizer for Any Book. This Note-Taking Chart is a simple graphic organizer to help students in grades 3-6 take notes when reading or after reading a chapter of fiction.

Amy Brown, from Science Stuff, has another FREE Common Core resource titled: Scientific Method: Can You Write a Clear LabProcedure? FREE! This is a great Common Core Resource that works on writing informational text for upper grade levels!
In this simple activity, students will use a unique and unusual structure out of a variety of common objects. The student will then write instructions for how to build the structure. Students will swap sets of instructions and attempt to build the structure of other students using the instructions written by the other students.

We hope that you have enjoyed these three FREE resources that you can use in your Common Core classroom. Be on the lookout for three new resources next Friday!


  1. Thanks!! I got the K-2 resources and found another great blogger.

  2. Thanks for sharing! Blog looks great!

  3. Thanks for the shout out! I love the blog and it looks so nice!

  4. Looks great! Wonderful resources, too!

  5. Thanks for the comments! Be on the lookout for more great FREE Common Core Resources next Friday!