Common Core State Standards
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) establish learning goals for English Language Arts students and the literacy proficiencies for students in history/social studies, science, and technical subject areas. The CCSS for grade 6 and above are predicated on having teachers from different content areas combine their area content knowledge expertise to help students develop the literacy skills and understandings required for college and career readiness across multiple disciplines. The 6–12 literacy standards in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects do not replace content standards in these content areas, but rather, are intended to supplement them.
In terms of their organization, the Common Core State Standards for ELA are grouped into:
Strands: larger groups of related standards. Standards from different strands may sometimes be closely related.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (CCR) provide the subcategories for each strand that are identical across all grades. Each CCR anchor standard has an accompanying grade-specific standard translating the broader CCR statement into grade-appropriate end-of-year expectations.
Standards: tightly focused statements that carefully define what students should understand and be able to do in English/Language Arts at particular grade levels and in individual high school courses.
The Tennessee Curriculum Center mirrors this organization of these standards and includes a resource collection that is aligned to both the Common Core and the current Tennessee Curriculum Standards for English/Language Arts.
Tennessee Common Core English/Language Arts Resources
This website is the primary hub for information about Tennessee’s Common Core implementation program and serves as a portal to resources from educators across the state and country.
ReadTennessee.org is a joint project designed to allow teachers, families and community members to work together for the benefit of young children throughout the state. Teachers can start here to find information, videos, lesson plans and units, explore a variety of websites with information critical to teachers, as well as lessons that can be applied to classrooms. The growing resource library at ReadTennessee.org is aligned directly to the Common Core State Standards. In these pages, each Grade K-3 Common Core ELA Standard provides a link to Read Tennessee's collection of aligned resources.