We would all like to see students take more of an active role in their education.
In order to do this, they need to understand what is required of them. The Common Core in Plain English
is a tool I made for both teachers and students to come together and discuss what is on the agenda for the day. I hope you will find it helpful to have these ready-made posters, “unpacked” and ready for you to display in your classroom.
All ELA Strand Objectives are included in the Bundle!
• Reading: Literature
o FREE Sampler Available (***See below for info)
• Reading: Informational Text
• Reading: Foundational Skills
• Speaking and Listening
All posters follow the same format and include the following:
• What it says:
The Objective is written as it appears in the Common Core.
• What it means:
The Objective is written in plain English. I’ve “unpacked” the
Objective and replaced some of the wording with “kid
friendly” language or more detailed explanations.
• Class Discussion Prompts:
I have included three main questions that can be discussed with
the students before tasks are assigned.
“How will this help me grow?”
(Kinder – 3rd Grade)
“How will this skill help me be successful?”
(4th – 6th
“What do I already know?”
“What do I want to know?”
I have also included a Task Description Poster
for each of the Objectives. Laminate them, use a dry erase marker to write your task focus, and describe the “I can…” (Learning) and the “I will…” (Doing) with your students.
Not the right grade level? You may be interested in these other Common Core in Plain English ELA Bundles
The Common Core in Plain English Kindergarten ELA Bundle
The Common Core in Plain English 1st Grade ELA Bundle
The Common Core in Plain English 2nd Grade ELA Bundle
The Common Core in Plain English 3rd Grade ELA Bundle
The Common Core in Plain English 5th Grade ELA Bundle
The Common Core in Plain English 6th Grade ELA Bundle
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