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3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout

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I created this simple, parent-friendly handout to share with parents when explaining the Common Core at Back to School Night. I only had 25 minutes so I didn't want to spend time explaining the standards themselves, but the shifts in thinking behind the Common Core. I mean really, when you only a short time to get across a lot of important information, you must choose what you share wisely...and really, are they going to remember RFS.1.2.a (or whatever) or are they going to remember what you shared and the anecdotal stories you told about the way it "used it be when we were in school" and the way it is now?

Feel free to use this one-page resource in your classroom, with your team, school or district.

Direct parents to the parent-friendly version of the Common Core standards per grade level, by the National PTA Organization HERE.

Fonts used in this product by CC Fonts, Hello Fonts, KG Fonts & Miss Tiina Fonts.

Enjoy!
Jen Jones-Hello Literacy
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I just finished parent conferences, I will have to send it home with the kids. I would also love a Spanish translation, I'd pay for that!
On  December 24, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
Someone translated it to Spanish for me and I just haven't gotten to it. But it's coming...at no charge.
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Perfect for letting parents know what common core is all about!
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Thank you - what a great resource for me to share with parents. Any chance that it may appear in Spanish or other languages in the future?
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On  November 10, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  September 22, 2013Katie Can Resources (TpT Seller) asked:
Do you have a Spanish translation of this? I work at a school with a large ESOL population. Most of our parents only speak and read Spanish. I would love to share this, but would need a translation first. Thanks!
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On  September 23, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
At this point, I do not. I'm sorry.
On  August 27, 2013Kaitlyn Park (TpT Seller) asked:
Thank you for this great resource! Can you tell me what font you used for the words, "The Common Core emphasizes critical thinking. It requires students to analyze more, discuss more, evaluate more, justify more and explain their thinking & understanding deeply, especially in writing" (and all the other descriptions in each of the three boxes)? I looked up hello fonts, kg, and others, but I can't seem to find the exact name of the font.
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On  August 27, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
Hi! That is Hello Whoa Nelly, a new hello font from the 8-5-13 batch. I haven't added it to my blog sidebar yet but if you own my commercial license, it's in there, you just have to redownload the product. I'll add the link to it on my blog tomorrow, if you're using for personal, classroom or non-commercial use.
Thanks,
Jen❤

Back up....I'm sorry the one you are asking about is called Hello I Heart You. Sorry.
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On  August 16, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Absolutely love this sheet! Thank You!!!
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On  August 17, 2013Hello Literacy answered:
You're welcome!
Jen❤
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