Dec. 4, 2012
-- Easy as 123 Common Core Lesson Plan Templates were developed by Stars Educational Consortium (SEC) and are universal in use. The templates allow teachers to be creative and develop lessons that are related to the expectations set forth in the Common Core. Despite all the hype, Teacher's really don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on curriculum materials just because they have the title "Common Core" on the cover. There are hundreds of resources available online for FREE. Creating lessons for the Common Core will require teachers to put more thought into their lessons regardless of rather they buy additional CCSS materials or utilize free CCSS resources available online to create their own lessons. There are a lot of theories on how to best prepare students for the Common Core. Teachers are the best decision makers when it comes to how to best prepare their students. The templates produced by Stars give teachers the freedom and direction needed to help every student meet the expectations in the Common Core State Standards. According to the Common Core Standards Website, "Teachers should continue to devise lesson plans and tailor instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms."
Furthermore, the CCSS website states that it is the responsibility of teachers and administrators to decide how the standards will be met, and speaks nothing about the need to spend more money on additional materials to teach to the Common Core.
In addition to providing customizable lesson plan templates with the standards included in drop down menus, each week SEC chooses a different resource to perform a tutorial style video review on from several Common Core Lesson Planning Resources found on their Pinterest Board http://pinterest.com/starsedu/common-core-lesson-plan-res...
. The main purpose of each review is to filter out the FREE Common Core resources to help schools that can not afford to pay for costly CCSS materials but would like help with implementing the Common Core. The very first review posted on the blog was done to find FREE resources from Common Core 360.
Results from each review are posted on the SEC blog at http://stars-edu.blogspot.com/
. The blog was created to offer suggestions to teachers and administrators on how to help students who are performing below and above grade level successfully meet the expectations set forth in the common core using a mixture of the materials they already have in their classroom and other free resources online. The overall goal is to help budget constrained school districts serving low income and minority students find the best FREE resources that can help students meet the expectations set forth in the Common Core State Standards.Common Core Lesson Plan Templates Description:
Created using Microsoft Word 2007, the templates are on CD and include all common core standards for ELA within drop down menu's that are embedded in each lesson plan. The templates are easy to use and customize for differentiated instruction for the CCSS. The lesson plan templates also include standards for grades 6-12 Literacy in History & Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. The templates were created in Microsoft Word. The benefit of having the standards easily accessible within the drop down menus allows teachers to chose which standards/areas they will focus on, therefore helping teachers to stay on track as they prepare lessons aligned to the common core. Each lesson plan can be customized for differentiated instruction to support students performing below grade level. The templates serve as an excellent support resource to help Teachers make a successful and effective transition to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) using their current classroom materials. For more information on the templates, please visit CCSS123.com