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K-12 English Curriculum Maps Based On Common Core State Standards Released.

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With educators and policymakers demanding tools to help meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS CCSS Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (Costa Rican Social Security Institution)
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), Common Core today released comprehensive K-12 English Language English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations.  Arts Curriculum Maps ( Written by teachers for teachers, the curriculum guides improve instruction and student learning in the new CCSS environment.

Common Core is working with schools and districts to implement the Curriculum Maps. North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

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 and Arizona are using the Maps statewide to assist districts in implementing the CCSS. The District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States).  and Ohio are using the Maps to help develop model curriculum aligned with the CCSS. And the Arkansas Department of Education has recommended the Maps to districts statewide.

Developed through its Common Core Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Mapping is a procedure for reviewing the operational curriculum as it is entered into an electronic data base at any education setting. It is based largely on the work of Heidi Hayes Jacobs in Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12  Project, Common Core sought input from teachers to improve the Maps and strengthen utilization in the classroom. The Maps' website has attracted more than 3 million visitors.

This new edition of the Curriculum Maps includes guidance for differentiated instruction; nearly 200 new writing, grammar, and research activities; more informational and contemporary texts; library of 70 digital resources; and art and art activities in all units.

Helping educators meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards that call for the standards to be "complemented by a well-developed, content-rich curriculum," the Maps present a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic curriculum units connecting the skills outlined in the CCSS with suggested student objectives, texts and activities.

Common Core has been inundated with requests for professional development services, more Maps-based curriculum tools, and additional Maps. To help support their development, Common Core is offering the opportunity to become a member of the Mapping Project. For $20 per year, members will have access to one grade span of the new Maps (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, or 9-12). Access to the entire K-12 Maps is available for $60 annually. Members can use an array of interactive features to participate in the development of future Maps by submitting ratings, comments, and lesson plans. The first edition of the Maps remain free at

More than three dozen educators, with decades of teaching experience among them, drafted, wrote, reviewed, and revised the Maps. Reviewers included members of the American Federation of Teachers, Milken Educator Award winners, members of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the most recent past president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

CONTACT: Jessica Schwartz Hahn, +1-571-970-6440,

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