Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork
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The CCSSO and NGA offer several resources on www.corestandards.org to help parents understand the standards, explain the key points of both the math and English language arts areas, and answer frequently asked questions.
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) offers a printable guide to student success for parents of children grades K-12 who are currently learning the Common Core Standards. It offers an overview of what your child will learn every year and learning activities you can do at home that are in line with the curriculum.
The Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) offers parents a separate printable roadmap for each Standard and grade, and offers tips and ideas to help parents understand what their child is learning.
Some book retailers and children's libraries now note "Supports Common Core Standards" in the description or cataloguing of some children's books. When choosing books to read at home with your child, you might look for ones that support the Common Core.
Finally, www.commonsensemedia.org offers a short list to bring you up to speed on the current debate surrounding the Common Core Standards, arguments from both sides, and resources to understand the basics.