As a continuation of last month's post 'Planning for CCSS-Aligned Teaching: Part I', this post is focused planning to use aligned ELA and Literacy instructional materials.
When looking for lesson and units aligned to the CCSS, an excellent place to start is with the EQuIP Rubrics. These rubric, developed by New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts with the support of Achieve , can be used to evaluate the quality and alignment of instructional materials to the Common Core. To support a deeper understanding of how the rubrics can support your selection or development of aligned lessons and units, the EQuIP website contains the rubrics (in ELA/Literacy for grades K-2 and 3-12) and feedback forms, an explanation of the Peer Review Panel, and rubric training materials. (There are also EQuIP Rubric training materials available on this blog here and here.) Additionally, there are more than 100 exemplar lessons and units posted to the EQuIP site for you to review, select, and implement in your own classroom.