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The CCSS Planning Cards are not just another checklist!
The Common Core State Standards Planning Cards are manipulatives that will help you plan and track your instructional progress. The text of the standards is taken from CCSS documents. (Note: Cards for Listening and Speaking Standards are not included.)
Use the cards to creatively plan lessons, activities, and units that cover multiple standards within the English Language Arts standards.
The cards are designed to be printed on 4x6 index cards in a clear outline format. You may easily customize the format or details in the text.
Files are provided in both
• MS Publisher for directly printing on 4x6 cards
• MS WORD for printing multiple cards on 8½ x 11 inch card stock
Advantages of Using the Standards Cards
Interactive, manipulative copies of standards provide clear, visual prompting
Handling the cards stimulates new ways to make connections
Easier to view standards in new combinations when they are on individual cards
Format of 4x6 cards is more “friendly” than multiple sheets of paper
Easily portable for interactive record-keeping
Cards can be posted or mounted in pocket chart for quick reference
Check-boxes can be used to target and track standards instruction
Help identify standards that need more focus or practice
Space on the back of the cards can be used for notes and additional record-keeping
File Formats in MS Word and MS Publisher
ELA Anchor Standards Summary Table