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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It’s National Children’s Book Week

Through May 6th, it’s National Children’s Book Week, a great time to revisit favorite classics and an opportunity to explore the wide range of voices and perspectives in works by contemporary authors. We’d like to introduce you to the works of Jacqueline Woodson.

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CKLA Now on Nearpod

The Knowledge Strand of Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA) is now available on Nearpod, a digital lesson delivery platform that provides interactive experiences for both students and teachers. Find out more in this post from Amplify, the Core Knowledge Foundation’s publishing partner for CKLA.

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K-2 CKLA Receives High Marks from EdReports.org

EdReports.org, an independent nonprofit organization that seeks to improve K-12 education by providing detailed reviews of instructional materials, has released its first round of reviews of English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum materials for Grades K-2. Among the six programs analyzed in this first round of reviews, two meet all criteria for alignment and usability in all…

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