FREE Materials from CORE to Support CCSS Implementation

CORE provides three types of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation tools:

  • Curriculum Analysis Templates
  • Lesson Planning/Design Templates
  • Observation Rubrics

Curriculum Analysis Templates

The Curriculum Analysis Templates help teachers and schools analyze their mathematics and ELA curricula for alignment to the Common Core State Standards as well as to the instructional shifts embodied within the standards. These are available as fillable PDF forms* or Microsoft Word documents.

Download the Curriculum Analysis Templates.

Lesson Planning/Design Templates

The Lesson Planning/Design Templates provide ELA and math teachers with specific guidance for designing lessons that align with effective instructional techniques. Also available are close reading lesson design templates for informational and literary text. These are available as fillable PDF forms* or Microsoft Word documents.

Download the Planning/Design Templates.

Observation Rubrics

The Observation Rubrics provide specific guidance to administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders to gauge the extent to which instruction is consistent with the expectations in the Common Core State Standards (PDF only).

Download the Observation Rubrics.