Common Core Standards
Educators familiar with Cranium CoRE who experience it with students see the seamless connection between Cranium CoRE and the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. To be specific, they see how Cranium CoRE methods for reading, writing, speaking and listening skill development balance the need for more stringent complexity and a student’s sense of fun, i.e. authentic engagement with the learning process.
Unique to the implementation of Cranium CoRE is the collaborative nature at many levels; students within the classroom as teammates for both game play and complex textual question composition, teacher to teacher, librarian to teacher, school to school for game play, even on a global scale, as well as mentoring student to student across grade levels.
The grade level specific document here shows how Cranium CoRE aligns with and supports both the Common Core English Language Arts Standards as well as the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
As you plan to implement Cranium CoRE to assist you as an educator meet these standards to better prepare our students to be life-long learners, please keep in mind these three major points:
- EVERY EDUCATOR IS A READING TEACHER
- LIBRARIES MATTER MORE NOW THAN EVER
- LEARNING SHOULD BE AUTHENTIC, RELEVANT AND FUN
The following document is a good summary tool for teachers and administrators. We took the opportunity to highlight sections where Cranium CoRE can help support your implementation efforts. We welcome the chance to discuss or, even better, model, how Cranium CoRE will assist your CCSS ELA implementation within any classroom, regardless of the curriculum.
Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards - Written by the International Reading Association. Original version can be downloaded here.