Common Core State Standards

Family-friendly information

This website provides downloadable resources for principals and school staff to assist with teaching Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and support communication with families regarding the CCSS.

If you have found or created any additional resources for communicating with families about the CCSS, upload your documents using this MMSD CCSS Helpful Resources Form. This form also asks you to share ideas, suggest websites or describe what has worked well for you.

We encourage you to continue to direct families to MMSD's Common Core website - mmsd.org/commoncore, a resource for CCSS information targeted to families.

COMMON CORE INSTRUCTION

FEATURED LINKS

Instructional Resources

The two documents described below were created to support teachers as they talk with families at parent/teacher conferences. You may also use portions of them in your newsletters and at family events.

1. Grade level common core standards K-12 pdf document
(Spanish) (Hmong)

This document contains a summary of each of the CCSS grade level standards along with ideas for families to help their learners. Each is a two-page document that may be copied into a 2-sided handout. For grades K-12, Language Arts, for 9-12 Language Arts and Math.
(If you need a .docx version of this document it can be downloaded here)

2. "A Parents Introduction to the Common Core" pdf document
(Spanish) (Hmong)

This document is includes frequently asked questions and answers about the CCSS. It may be copied into a 2-sided handout.
(If you need a .docx version of this document it can be downloaded here)

 

ADDITIONAL MMSD RESOURCES:

MMSD Teaching & Learning CCSS Scope and Sequence

MMSD CCSS 3-Year Plan | 3-Year Plan in Spanish

English Language Arts quick reference cards (downloadable cards for parents):

All files listed here are in PDF format pdf document

Math quick reference cards (downloadable cards for parents):

All files listed here are in PDF format pdf document

Downloadable stories you can include in your school newsletter (already translated into Spanish!):

  1. What is academic language? - Download pdf document
  2. Go deep into non-fiction - Download pdf document
  3. Magnets attract attention to Common Core State Standards - Download pdf document
  4. Why should parents learn about CCSS? - Download pdf document
  5. CCSS: Why are they important? - Download pdf document
  6. Board President Ed Hughes talks about the Common Core - Download pdf document
  7. Dad's lesson in storytelling - Download pdf document
  8. CCSS = Opportunity - Download pdf document
  9. Parents' guide to school success - Download pdf document

Looking for more magnets to hand out to your families? We have them available in English and Spanish. Contact Us