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Pre-K Through 8th Grade Standards Aligned Teaching Resources

    Developed in 2009, the Common Core is designed to set students up for success now and in their futures ahead. How? By implementing nationwide educational standards in two critical areas: English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. All in an effort to ensure our students gain valuable knowledge that will prepare them for each grade level and, ultimately, their futures in college and the workforce.

    The Common Core was developed by educational leaders from 48 states, including state leaders, governors, state commissioners, and β€” of course β€” teachers. Working in tandem with membership organizations, they came up with a list of clear standards and expectations from students in each grade level, outlining what they should know (and be able to do) upon completing each school year and graduating from high school.

    In the U.S., 41 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards, which are routinely reviewed to meet the highest level of academic standards. Each individual state can choose to change or add to these standards to meet the needs of their students. But Common Core goes beyond just educational standards; it provides teachers, parents, and caregivers expectations to ensure each and every student has the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in life.

    But how students gain those skills and knowledge β€” that’s left to teachers and their curriculums and creativity. And eSpark Learning is here to help along the way.

    Standards Aligned Curriculum Framework

    The aligned standards provide teachers at every grade level a set of shared goals and expectations from each student. This helps establish what students should learn β€” but doesn’t dictate how teachers should share that knowledge. As a result, teachers are empowered to tailor their curriculums and activities based on the needs of their unique classroom and students who need differentiated learning.

    To help support teachers in that quest, eSpark develops and provides resources for teachers and students at Pre-K through 8th grade levels β€” helping them grow 1.5 times faster than their peers on the NWEA MAP. Our entire curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, providing adaptive, self-paced pathways and assignments filled with engaging digital activities.

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    See Standards by Subject

    The Common Core State Standards detail goals and expectations in both ELA and mathematics. For grades K-8, there are grade-by-grade standards in each area to help inform different subject teaching and support students who need differentiated learning.

    The K-8 ELA standards include reading and understanding literature and informational text and building foundational skills to help students understand concepts of print and the English writing system. These standards also provide grade-level expectations in writing, speaking and listening, and language.

    In mathematics, K-8 standards help provide more clarity and specifics instead of broader concepts. That includes counting, measurement and data, geometry, equations, statics and probability, and operations and algebraic thinking.

    At eSpark, we support teachers through each of these standards in reading and math with highly engaging coursework that students love. Whether in-class or through distance learning, our curriculums provide standards-based games, videos, and digital activities that allow students to work independently and succeed at their own pace.



    Ready to get started teaching the standards with eSpark?