CK Language Arts for Grades 6–8

for Grades 6 – 8 Designed to Build Knowledge andSkills Systematically & Coherently Remember–Knowledge Builds on Knowledge! Aligned to the 2023 Core Knowledge Sequence & the CCSS Intentionally constructed to develop reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, spelling and writing skills, while simultaneously building content knowledge Each unit includes a Teacher Guide, Student Book, Student Activity Book…

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Core Knowledge Foundation Middle School Programs

The Core Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce the development of free, downloadable instructional materials for use by middle school teachers and students.  Given our mission to advance excellence and equity in education for all children, the instructional materials that the Foundation has developed have been informed by research based findings. As Core Knowledge founder…

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Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade 6 Available for FREE DOWNLOAD

The Core Knowledge Foundation is pleased to announce that Draft Copies of the CKLA Grade 6 Teacher Guides, Activity Books, and Online Resources* may now be downloaded. These eight units provide a full year of instruction in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening, aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Download these FREE resources from the…

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NEW Core Knowledge Language Arts Grade 6 Units

The Core Knowledge Foundation is proud to announce its new Middle School CKLA program, beginning with Grade 6 These eight units offer a full year of instruction, building students’ reading comprehension and background knowledge, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills in alignment with the CCSS-ELA. Students will read a balance of contemporary literature written by diverse…

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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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A New Year, a Renewed Commitment

As a nonprofit organization, the Core Knowledge Foundation is dedicated to supporting schools and educators to ensure excellence and equity in education for all children.  To that end, almost a decade ago, the Foundation made the bold and unprecedented decision to provide free access to our preschool through grade 2 ELA program, Core Knowledge Language…

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Montessori Meets Core Knowledge in Memphis

Combining Montessori and Core Knowledge might strike some educators as paradoxical—but as the Libertas School in Memphis demonstrates, the combination can open worlds of wonder and knowledge.

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