Gettting Started Common Core and Other Standards

CC has always embraced the concept that different subjects should not be taught in isolation, and that students will learn better by using what they learn doing projects or real world assignments.  This is aligned with the goals of the recently implemented Common Core Standards.

We are not changing to fit the Common Core standards, rather education standards are changing to reflect what we have always done.

We call it “Getting Students Ready for Real Life”.

Please review the different curriculum offered.


The following summaries are for your benefit as an educator to see where the standards are met through our curriculum.

We are currently working to improve and update our alignment with current standards.  If you have a specific need, please contact us, and we will complete yours first.

Language Standards

The various assignments found in each unit can meet many Common Core Standards as completed tasks,  at the different academic levels.  It does vary according you the rigor that you require for each assignment and the grade level for which you are using the units.  The Language Arts Common Core standards are met as you require the writing and speaking portions of the various projects. The following list is meant to be a suggestion of standards being met.  This list does not include all the standards possible to be met with each assignment.
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Studies
L.3.1f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.
L.3.3a. Choose words and phrases for effect.
L.4.1f. Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
L.4.1g. Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to/too/two; there/their).
L.4.3a. Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely. Subsumed by L.7.3a
L.4.3b. Choose punctuation for effect.
L.5.1d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
L.5.2a. Use punctuation to separate items in a series. Subsumed by L.9–10.1a
L.6.1c. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
L.6.1d. Recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).
L.6.1e. Recognize variations from standard English in their own and others’ writing and speaking, and identify and
use strategies to improve expression in conventional language.
L.6.2a. Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.
L.6.3a. Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style. Subsumed by L.11–12.3a
L.6.3b. Maintain consistency in style and tone.
L.7.1c. Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
L.7.3a. Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and
L.8.1d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood.
L.9–10.1a. Use parallel structure.