Help get your student's parents get ready for Back to School with this 53 page instructional guide on understanding the importance of the CCSSs to their child's Academic Success. Show them how they can help be part of the team with this collection of Common Core Resources for Fifth Grade. This packet is designed to help both parents and teachers navigate their way through the changes and complexities of the Common Core State Standards for 5th Grade. Topics covered are for both ELA and Math, and address Common Core's: Instructional Shifts, Critical Areas of focus for 5th grade, Key Features of the standards, Glossary of ELA and Math Terms parents should know, Common Core Standards, How parents can reinforce what is being taught in the classroom, and how parents can help teach Comprehension Strategies.
Because of the newness, rigor, and complexity of the CCSSs, this packet can be used as a handout to walk parents through the CCSSs: at a Back to School Night, a Parent Involvement Activity to work with your School Improvement Plan, and to assist teachers new to 5th Grade or Common Core. This packet can also be used as a stand alone product, I have tried to reduce the amount of educational jargon when possible, to make more easily understood by those new to the educational system.