Common Core Resources

Common Core Resources

Common Core State Standards: Resources for Families

What are the Common Core Learning Standards and what do they mean for your child? What does it mean to be "college and career ready"? How can parents help their children be successful at Maine Memorial, at the Middle and High Schools, in college and beyond?
In November the staff at Maine Memorial answered these and other questions about the common core at a presentation to parents. Included in the presentation were examples from the domains and modules (lessons) that teachers are incorporating in their English Language Arts and math instruction.
We've included the presentations here for your reference, as well as links to helpful resources available to parents and students online. 
More content will be added to Maine Memorial's common core web page as it becomes available.

Maine Memorial Teachers and Students Present, "Let it Go" (Take the test, Do your best)

Maine Memorial teachers created a video to boost their students' confidence and get them ready to take the test and do their best on the state assessments.
Students from the High School video production class came to the school to film the teachers singing and acting out the lyrics to the school's version of "Let it Go." 
Maine Memorial Presents,
"Let it Go"
Starring fourth graders, Mrs. Kelly and grade three to five teachers!


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Video: Explaining the Common Core State Standards

This three-minute video was included in the Maine Memorial presentation. It explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.

Presentation: What is the Common Core?

In this presentation you will find:
  • Information about the common core learning standards
  • An explanation of  the term "college and career ready"
  • Reasons why readiness matters
  • An overview of the differences between the new and previous state standards
  • Suggested topics to discuss with children about what they are learning in school
  • What to look for in your child's work and homework


Presentation: ELA Common Core - K-2

This is a link to a presentation about the ELA common core state standards for kindergarten to second grade.

Domains and Modules: Examples of ELA and Math Instruction

This presentation includes examples of the domains and modules (lessons) teachers are incorporating into their ELA and math instruction.

Engage NY Website

Engage NY is an excellent website for parents and teachers. It includes information, videos and many resources to help parents help their child succeed in the classroom.
The link below explains what you will find on the Engage NY website. Connect to Engage NY using the link at the right.
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