Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Organizing for the Common Core Standards Third Grade

The Common Core Standards can feel overwhelming at times.  A few simple organizational tricks can really make it so much easier. Above is an organizational list of all of my Common Core informational text centers for grade 3.  Each center is aligned to each specific grade 3 Common Core standard.  By keeping a checklist, it is easier to make sure that each student is working on the literacy center that best fits their needs during center time.

Prepare labels and charts for small groups ahead of time.  Phonics, comprehension, and fluency are already categorized on these charts to make life sooo much easier.  I can easily determine which students need more time with the Common Core Foundational Skills or learning standards.  After I fill out a page, I cut them, attach them onto index cards, and place them in a mini index card box organized with each student's name.

Use Common Core aligned checklists and rubrics.  They are fantastic for specific communication with parents and for ensuring that students respond to each entire standard.


  1. I'm excited to try something like this out! Thanks for sharing how you do it.

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  2. You are not only amazing but also inspiring. Thank you!