The Common Core Standards and MAPP Descartes have been brought together to help teachers understand where MAPP Descartes and the Common Core work together. Wherever the MAPP DesCartes fits with a given standard, that DesCartes is listed under that particular Standard highlighted in green. This will help teachers know what how MAPP and the Common Core blend together, and how they can address both at the same time. In addition, I have gone through the hard work of transforming the 6th grade Common Core Standards into a simple kid friendly version that can be used by teachers and students. On each page lists one of the many 6th Grade ELA standards, broken down "I CAN" statements that help students understand what they need to be able to know and do to meet that standard, guiding questions to help the students ask questions metacognitively to help them understand that standard even more, and the vocabulary that each student should understand to meet that standard. There has been many hours devoted to this, and I hope it serves you well and makes your life a whole lot easier.