Home Schooling with Core Knowledge

Support For Homeschool Families: Your One-Stop Guide to Core Knowledge

As COVID-19 has forced countless schools to abruptly shift instructional delivery from face-to-face to online instruction, parents and guardians who were already wearing multiple hats, were left to take on a new role—teacher.  If you are one of those parents, you may feel overwhelmed by the task that you now face.  We want to help…

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If You Want to Improve Reading Comprehension, Teach Social Studies!

Research data from a new study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute confirms what Core Knowledge teachers have known for years! Educators looking for ways to improve students’ reading comprehension would do well to allocate 30 minutes each day to teaching social studies. Fordham’s associate director of research Adam Tyner and early childhood researcher Sarah…

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Core Knowledge Science K–5

The Comprehensive, Affordable Science Program that All Schools (and Parents) Want! With Tips on School, Home, Remoteand Hybrid Settings Use  Core Knowledge Science (CKSci) is now available for grades K–5! Informed by the Core Knowledge approach and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as contributions from subject matter experts and educators, this comprehensive program…

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Updating the Core Knowledge Sequence: Visual Arts

Thank you for your feedback! Since launching our blog post about the upcoming Core Knowledge Sequence update, we have received hundreds of comments from stakeholders across the country and around the world. This review will be an iterative process, consisting not only of multiple opportunities for the Core Knowledge community to share thoughts and insight,…

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Updating the Core Knowledge Sequence

WHAT DO LITERATE AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW? Since its creation in 1988, the Core Knowledge Sequence™ has served as a foundational document for coherent, cumulative, and content-specific curriculum by educators and families, as well as those developing state standards and instructional materials. The Sequence provides guidance regarding the knowledge and skills that students should learn…

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More Resources for Parents Working With Children At Home

A Special Note to Schools – Please feel free to share this communication with your parents and students. With each passing day, we continue to hear from teachers and parents looking for resources and guidance to address students’ educational needs at home.  Although we offer many instructional materials for free download, many parents have asked…

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Additional Free Resources

At the Core Knowledge Foundation, we know it can be difficult to sort through the many lists of possible resources to use with students at home—and to figure out which ones will truly advance learning during this unusual time. A Special Note to Schools – Please feel free to share this communication with your parents…

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FREE ONLINE CKLA READ-ALOUDS FOR K-3

FREE ONLINE CKLA READ-ALOUDS FOR K-3 We have collected and organized YouTube videos of various CKLA Read-Alouds by grade level that you can access here. The collection does not (yet!) include a read-aloud of every CKLA K-3 Listening and Learning selection.  So, we are also asking for your help in building this library. Check out…

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CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW FREE RESOURCES!

The Core Knowledge Foundation is proud to announce that two new English Language Arts resources are now available for free download online. Brown Girl Dreaming This Grade 4 unit, based on the award winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming by author Jacqueline Woodson, includes instruction and materials for fifteen 90 minute lessons. In this book, the…

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Curriculum Case Study: How an English Language Arts Program Is Leveling the Playing Field in Classrooms Where the Majority of Students Live in Poverty

The following article first appeared in “The 74” on February 19, 2020. This is the second in a series of pieces from a Knowledge Matters Campaign tour of school districts in Tennessee. Sullivan County sits in the northeast corner of the state and is home to almost 9,200 students. The school system has received national…

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