ELA Common Core State Standards: Resources

CCSS Guidelines, Statements, and White Papers

IRA released a letter of support in June 2013 for the position taken by the Learning First Alliance on the need for an extended transition to full implementation of the Common Core State Standards before CCSS-based assessments begin.

The Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards white paper, issued by the IRA Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Committee, offers detailed guidance on seven issues that have proven enormously challenging to teachers, principals, administrators, and others who are charged with implementing the CCSS for English Language Arts.

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The Common Core State Standards for Literacy: How Do We Make Them Work?
Past IRA president Lesley Mandel Morrow poses questions about the CCSS in this thought-provoking blog post
(September 30, 2011).

The Difference Between the 'What' and the 'How' of the Common Core
In this blog post, literacy specialist Lori DiGisi discusses some of the challenges she’s identified in terms of implementing the CCSS (August 17, 2011).

Teaching Tips: What Should Be Common in the Common Core State Standards?
Dr. Janet Allen (PLUGGED-IN TO READING) offers her thoughts on “finding and cultivating” the common ground when it comes to the CCSS (April 24, 2012).

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