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Now Available: Grade-level Bundles of Common Core Lessons

common core state standards

Lesson plans for your grade level

Available now:


by grade level!

Now you can purchase a digital copy of this book aligned with the grade you teach (click the link and scroll down the page):


1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

What are Common Core State Standards and why do I need this book?

Here are two articles that will help you to understand the education standard now adopted by 46 states:

What is this book?

The Key to Aligning Your K-5 Class with Common Core State Standards  is for classroom teachers, technology integration specialists and lab professionals, as a resource for aligning your technology program with the Common Core State Standards now implemented in forty-six states. You will find it a foundational tool for scaffolding technology into the areas of math, language, reading, writing, speaking and listening as is required in CCSS. Overall, they are authentic approaches to student-centered learning, asking the student to be a risk-taker in his/her educational goals and the teacher to act as guide. The essential questions are open-ended and conversations organic and inquiry-driven, ultimately asking students to take responsibility for the process of their own learning.

It can be used as a resource book, to provide exciting new lessons that seamlessly blend technology with lesson plans and involve students in the many new tools available to enrich their educational experiences, or a road map, plotting the vertical planning and differentiated instruction fundamental to CCSS goals.

Each of the five lessons includes:

  • The Common Core State Standard alignment
  • The Essential Question—the Big Idea
  • An Overview
  • Objectives and Steps
  • A Sample (where appropriate)
  • Links to related websites and material (where applicable)
  • Additional grade levels suitable for the lesson

What’s it cost?

Digital:  $8.99 (plus p&h) per grade level (still $20.95 for the entire book)

Questions? Visit the publisher’s website for more details.

Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and five ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, IMS tech expert, and a bi-weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.

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