The National Education Association (NEA) has prepared a handy online toolkit providing materials related to the upcoming implementation of the Common Core Standards, all available free. The toolkit provides a multitude of resources, links, reproducible handouts, short videos, webinars, and powerpoints to assist teachers in readying themselves for the Common Core. These resources, provided in a 53-page downloadable pdf file, are a collection of materials provided by a variety of sources.
As expected, information for Language Arts and mathematics are provided, but there are also plenty of resources for other content areas, including the social sciences, physical education, and the arts. An additional bonus is the section of information for special education students and English-language learners.
Some of the links will lead you to sample lessons, mathematics modules, and Smarter Balanced resources. Also provided is an extensive discussion of the type of text-dependent questions for close analytic reading that will be found on the revised standardized tests.
To access all of this great information, simply click on the following link: