NC Standard Course of Study

Content Literacy Strategies

New Standards Resources

Access CLIMB

How to Navigate CLIMB

Overview of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study

Teaching Channel video overview of the Common Core Standards for ELA and Math

Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success (English)

Following are links to key elements of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. The links are organized by grade level and by subject.

21st Century Skills

NCDPI 21st Century Skills: Future Ready Students

English Language Arts

Video Overview of ELA and Literacy Common Core State Standards (Teaching Channel)


Considerations for Key Design

Instructions for How to Read the Standards

K-5 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language
Literature Informational Text Foundational Skills
1 1 1
2 2 2
3 3 3
4 4 4
5 5 5
Other ELA Standards
Writing Speaking and Listening Language Unpacked Standards
1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 5
Standard 10: Range, Quality & Complexity
Measuring Text Complexity: Three Factors
Range of Text Types for Kindergarten-5
Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality & Range of Student Reading K-5
Staying on Topic Within a Grade and Across Grades

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

K-5 Math

Video Overview of Math Common Core State Standards (Teaching Channel)


How to Read the Grade Level Standards

Standards of Mathematical Practice

Access Math Glossary (see page 85)

Math Standards
Intro. Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking Number & Operations in Base Ten Number & Operations: Fractions Measurement & Data Geometry
K K K K n/a K K
1 n/a 1 1 n/a 1 1
2 n/a 2 2 n/a 2 2
3 n/a 3 3 3 3 3
4 n/a 4 4 4 4 4
5 n/a 5 5 5 5 5
Math Unpacked Standards
Unpacked Standards

K-8 At a Glance

Essential Standards for Other K-5 Subjects

K-2 3-5 K-5 Supplemental
Science Science n/a n/a
Social Studies Social Studies n/a 21st Century
n/a n/a Information & Technology n/a
Healthful Living Healthful Living n/a n/a

Unpacked Standards for Other Subjects

Science Social Studies Healthful Living
K K K-2
1 1
2 2
3 3 3-5
4 4
5 5

Arts Education Essential Standards and Unpacked Standards

Dance Music Theatre Arts Visual Arts
Essential Standards K-5 K-5 K-5 K-5
Unpacked Standards K-5 K-5 K-5 K-5

21st Century Skills in the Arts

Other Resources

Technology Integration Matrix and Resources

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (Charts with Definitions)

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students


Parent Information on the Common Core State Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards

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