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Common Core Resources

Common Core Resources




National Common Core Standards


California’s Common Core State Standards

ELA and Math California/Common Core “Crosswalks”


Common Core State Standards: Shifts for Students and Parents

Inside Mathematics

This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.

Achieve the Core

Lessons, assessments, and more to help you “achieve the Core”

MacMillan McGraw-Hill Treasures alignment to Common Core

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Math Expressions alignment to Common Core

CA Department of Education Recommended Common Core Resources for Parents

CCSS Appendix A: Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards

CCSS Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

CCSS Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year. Try a pilot test!








Analyzing Texts: Text Talk Time

Talking About Math: Sharing Strategies









Accesses California’s State Standards via your ipad, iphone, or Android





Accesses the National Common Core Standards via your ipad, iphone, or Android




  • The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core  by Matthew Perini


  • Bringing Words to Life by Isabel Beck


  • Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Strategies that Make or Break Student Understanding by Marilee Sprenger


  • Number Talks: helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies by Sherry Parrish