Here are resources to assist in developing Units of Study in Common Core. They are organized into two categories: Background Resources and Planning/Implementation Resources. Unless noted, the links will download a pdf.
Depth of Knowledge: An Effective Tool for Educating Students - From the Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, this short article two page explains Nevada's Department of Education's modification of Webb's DOK and how it has been incorporated into their state testing program. It includes a chart that shows what DOK looks like in the classroom.
COJUSD CCSS Teacher Job Description – An expectation of what teachers should be doing as they implement the Common Core along with an article from the Oregon Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.
Lesson Delivery Directions – This PowerPoint from TCOE explains the traditional direct instruction model as well as the inverted direct instruction model. Contact Scott Norvell for password information.
Primer on Close Reading of Text - This PowerPoint, by Laura Gonzalez from TCOE, gives information on key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas. Contact Scott Norvell for password information.
The Challenge of Challenging Text – An article that begins "When teachers understand what makes texts complex, they can better support their students in reading them."
Close Reading with Struggling Adolescents – A question from a teacher dealing with older students that are 2-5 years below grade level and an answer from Dr. Tim Shanahan from the University of Illinois at Chicago.