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Common Core Resources  

A curation of Common Core Resources for teachers.
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Common Core Websites

  • Common Core State Standards Initiative
    The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn for success in college and careers.
  • ND Department of Public Instruction Common Core Standards
  • Why the Common Core?
    Pearson combines the resources and expertise of the world’s leading learning company with evolving and continually improving instructional resources, content experts, and professional development to help districts create 21stcentury college and career learning environments.
  • ELA Literacy Common Core Standards
    The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

Text Complexity Grade Band

Lexile Band
Lexile Band*
 K–1  N/A N/A
 2–3  450L–725L 420L–820L
 4–5  645L–845L 740L–1010L
 6–8 860L–1010L 925L–1185L
9-10 960L–1115L 1050L–1335L
11–CCR  1070L–1220L 1185L–1385L


Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

ELA Appendix

  • ELA Appendix A
    appendix a: research supporting Key elements of the standards. Glossary of Key terms.
  • ELA Appendix B
    appendix B: text exemplars and sample performance tasks
  • ELA Appendix C
    Appendix C: samples of student Writing

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