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CONTENT & COMPETENCE
for the California Common Core
Measuring Up to the California Common Core
Grades 1–8
Created in response to and completely aligned with the California Common Core State Standards, Measuring Up to the California Common Core provides scaffolded instruction that supports all learners and, more importantly, builds students’ confidence.
Measuring Up to the California Common Core
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Through a research-based, rigorous three-part lesson plan that strategically builds skills, Measuring Up to the California Common Core for English Language Arts helps students improve their ability to read closely and analyze a variety of literary and informational texts and guides them step-by-step through the writing process so that they have the tools to become confident, compelling writers.

Measuring Up to the California Common Core English Language Arts offers:
  • Scaffolded instruction benefits struggling readers and English language learners
  • High-cognitive level tasks prepares students for the rigor of the SBAC
  • A Speaking and Listening Handbook promotes collaboration and discussion
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Measuring Up to the California Common Core
MATHEMATICS
Measuring Up to the Common Core Mathematics helps students develop the conceptual understanding and the strong math skills they’ll need to succeed on the SBAC through consistent, research-based instruction and skill application. Working on real-world problems develops critical thinking and reasoning skills while ample practice allows students to build stamina and develop confidence in their abilities.

Measuring Up to the California Common Core Mathematics offers:
  • Instruction in all eight mathematical practices builds a solid foundation
  • Guided questions providing step-by-step scaffolded instruction
  • Multi-step problems develop deep conceptual understanding
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