Access K-12 Scaffold of the Common Core State Standards
Implementing the Common Core State Standards requires familiarity. But studying your grade-specific standards isn't enough. It's imperative that teachers read the K-12 Anchor Standards and see the skills develop across the grades.
To really see this skill progression, teachers need an easy-to-read scaffold of the same standard across the K-12 grades. Check out this link to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction site. They developed a skill scaffold for the Common Core State Standards. The site allows teachers to select a specific strand (e.g., Reading (foundational), Reading (informational), Reading (literature), Writing, Language, and Speaking & Listening) to view. Teachers can also designate a grade range. For example, teachers could choose to look at their own grade level and one below and above it. It's also possible to look at a K-12 spread or any sequential grade grouping for each strand. It's exactly what teachers need!
Bookmark this link and revisit the site while planning lessons to teach the Common Core Language Arts Standards.