Common Core Standards
Mission Statement:
Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Apps to help students understand the core standards using iPad Apps:
These apps are K-5 ELA- Keys to Detail and Craft and Structure.

Keys to Detail:
  1. Kindergarten- With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
  2. First Grade-Retell stories, including key details, and stories, including key details demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Storykit FREE allows a student to recall details to a story using voice, text, adding pictures and drawing pictures. After completed the notes go onto a bookshelf for the student to refer to.
  1. Second Grade - Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
  2. Third Grade - Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain
    how it is conveyed through key details in the text
Moral Stories $1.99 twenty-one moral stories. You can have the story read to you with the app voice or you can record it yourself with your voice. Lessons to the moral of the story are included after each story.
5. Fourth Grade - Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining
what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
mini-mod reading for inferences lite $3.99 helps the student build mastery in the essential reading comprehension skill of inferential thinking. Includes three different grade levels.
  1. Fifth Grade- Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
Draw Venn-Diagram for iPad $.99 A Venn diagram is an illustration of Comparisons and analyze of information in a system. Describe and compare attributes and characteristics of items (things, people, places, events, ideas, etc.)

Craft and Structure:
  1. K-Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Audio word web dictionary$3.99 Pronounces words, intelligent word entry, synonyms, usage examples.
  1. Grade 1- Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Instant Poetry $1.99 create your own beautiful, passionate, and romantic poetry, with your own pictures as backgrounds
6. Grade 2 Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Rhyme-time $.99 Rhyme Time now includes rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, find in definition, related words, similar sounding words, match consonants, and match letters search modes.
  1. Grade 3Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems 5. when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza;
    describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Chapters $3.99 Chapters lets you create and manage multiple notebooks, each fully searchable and with its own settings.
5. Grade 4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Mythology $.99 15 Greek Mythology Classics- document words and phrases used in each story to see how they allude to significant characters.
  1. Grade 5 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
iPoetry 101 $.99 identifying formulas for creating structured forms of poetry.
- appreciating the importance of prewriting and revision
- using figurative language
- creating a sustained image.