Saturday, March 15, 2014

Common Core State Standards

Many schools in the Tigard area are focusing their attention on curriculum that meets the Oregon Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics.  While the school year is already half over, perhaps you may still need to find a way to better understand what CCSS means and the implications it has for your school child.

The National PTA and the Council of Great City Schools offer FREE downloadable brochures that provide CCSS information that is organized by grade level.  Each one of the following brochures and  roadmaps give some background about the Common Core, offer specific examples of skills and expectations for that grade level, and suggest ways parents can help their children succeed. As a bonus, the roadmaps specifically advise parents to “be sure your child has a library card. Children should select books they are interested in to develop a passion for reading. Many libraries have book clubs and family activities that make reading fun for the entire family.” Stop by the library today to get a library card, absolutely FREE!

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