Rebooted TLC “Standards” Page!

The Literacy Cookbook COVEREvery so often, it’s a good idea to comb through available Common Core resources and see what’s new.  Today, as a result, I updated the TLC “Standards” page to make it more user-friendly and comprehensive.

Here are a few updates:

1) The TLC “Standards” page, in addition to being reorganized in anticipation of frequently-asked questions, features these Excel spreadsheets: K-12 ELA Common Core Standards Tracking Spreadsheet and 6-12 CCS for Literacy in History, Science, Tech Subj Tracking Spreadsheet.  You will also find Trajectory Analysis Charts for ALL of the ELA standards.  Regular readers of this blog already know about these charts, but if you are new, take a look at this TLC Blog post, which explains how to use them.

2) PARCC is still a bit text-heavy and hard to follow (Maybe someone should send them Strunk and White?), but when I finally found this August 2013 PowerPoint presentation that describes the newly-released Sample Assessment Items, I was quite relieved.  It is worth perusing for 10 minutes before you try to analyze the new items.  PS—If you teach grades 8-12, the Website says those new items are coming “this fall.”  Stay tuned!

3) EngageNY continues to be relentlessly awesome, paving the way for the rest of us.  Check out their Common Core Toolkit, then dive into their Annotated State Test Questions.

4) also offers a useful, comprehensive set of tools.

Please check out the TLC “Standards” page, and let me know if you have any suggestions for how to make it even more useful.




About theliteracycookbook

In addition to this blog, I am the creator of THE LITERACY COOKBOOK Website ( and ONLY GOOD BOOKS Blog (, and the author of THE LITERACY COOKBOOK: A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Instruction (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and LITERACY AND THE COMMON CORE: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass, 2014). Check out my Website for more information about my consulting work.
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