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myCore™ is Insight Education Group’s award-winning online platform for teachers and district leaders to plan and share lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and other state standards.




Teachers can:

  • Create and access lessons from anywhere on internet-connected devices.
  • Get support when you need it from a coach with built-in coaching and feedback tools.
  • Start using myCore with minimal training.
  • Access hundreds of CCSS-aligned lessons. (Keep scrolling to learn more!)

School leaders can:

  • Easily access teachers' completed units and lessons to provide support and feedback. 
  • Track standards that have been taught.
  • Set up myCore™ for entire school and/or district with minimal setup and training.

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Rich Library of Common Core-aligned units and lessons

All myCore™ subscribers have access to hundreds of units (with an average of six lessons per unit) for grades K-5 in Math and English Language Arts as well as grades 6-12 in Math, English Language Arts and Science.

The units and lessons provide educators with a strong starting point for teaching effectively with the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Through myCore™, educators can modify and customize them for their instruction.

  • Engaging learning activities, including downloadable support documents
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Connections within and across disciplines
  • Assignments that require the application of knowledge for real purposes
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • Connections to the Insight Core Framework, one of the only instructional frameworks specifically aligned to the Common Core

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Here are the units now available to myCore™ subscribers:

English Language Arts

  • All About Books
  • Friendship in Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Author Study
  • Wonderful Words
  • Dinosaurs across Genres
  • I am a Reader
Grade 1
  • Key Ideas and Details in Fiction
  • Writing Narrative Text
  • Genre Study
  • Informational Texts
  • Informational Writing
  • Persuasive Writing
Grade 2
  • Literary Texts: Character and Plot Analysis
  • Writing Narrative Text
  • Informational Texts: Structure and Main Idea
  • Informational Texts: Claims and Evidence
  • Writing Informational Text
  • Writing Opinion Pieces Using Claims and Evidence
Grade 3
  • Focus on Fiction
  • I am an Expert (Nonfiction)
  • Poetry Café
  • Once Upon a Time (Traditional Literature)
  • Everything’s Better When We’re Reading Together
  • Fun with Words
Grade 4
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Elements of Influence
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Character Development
  • Process Writing and Speaking
  • Descriptive Language
  • Informational Articles about Animals
  • Comparing and Contrasting Texts: Who, What, Why
Grade 5
  • Poetry (Unit 1 of 2)
  • Poetry (Unit 2 of 2)
  • Folktales: Fairytales and Fables
  • Building a Better World
  • Biographies and Autobiographies (Nonfiction)
  • Perseverance (Fiction)
Grade 6
  • The House on Mango Street (Unit 1 of 2)
  • The House on Mango Street (Unit 2 of 2)
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Reading Informational and Argumentative Texts to Deepen your Understanding
  • Synthesizing Informational Texts and Arguments to Deepen Your Understanding
  • Researching and Writing an Argumentative Essay
  • Argumentative Writing in Response to Informational Text
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing
  • Short Research Project
  • Reading Literary Texts
Grade 7
  • The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
  • Exploring Persuasive Arguments
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Observing Our Culture
  • Justice Fighter Research Paper
Grade 8
  • Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  • Argumentative Writing in Response to Informational Texts
  • A Study of Author's Craft and Genre
  • Informative/Explanatory Writing
  • Research: Visionaries Who Change the World
Grade 9
  • Edgar Allan Poe and "The Raven"
  • Responding to Literature
  • Analyzing Learning Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" Speech
  • Writing and Argument
  • Speaking and Listening
Grade 10
  • A Doll's House - Culture and Word Choice
  • A Doll's House - Writing in Response to Literature
  • Civil Rights: The Challenge of Change
  • Writing in Response to Informative Texts
  • Society & Change: Speaking & Listening
Grade 11
  • Dreams and New Voices: The Harlem Renaissance
  • Our Town
  • Black Boy: Reading Informational Texts
  • Crafting an Argumentative Essay
  • Speaking and Listening: Censorship
Grade 12
  • "Death of a Salesman"
  • A Persuasive Essay about Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
  • Analyzing Informational Text
  • Writing Explanatory Text: H. L. Mecken and Slang
  • Speaking and Listening: Dreams


  • Introduction to Numbers and Shapes
  • Understanding Addition and Subtraction
  • Describing and Comparing Numbers and Shapes
  • Addition, Subtraction and Classifying Shapes
  • Composing Ten and Counting Higher
  • Place Value and Geometry
Grade 1
  • Place Value
  • Addition within 20
  • Subtraction within 20
  • Addition and Subtraction with Big Numbers
  • Geometry
  • Measurement and Data
Grade 2
  • Place Value
  • Adding and Subtracting with Place Value
  • Word Problems
  • Linear Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Time
  • Money
Grade 3
  • Exploring Equal Groups
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Developing Fractions Concepts
  • Patterns, Properties and Strategies for Multiplication- Part 1
  • Patterns, Properties and Strategies for Multiplication- Part 2
  • Working with Greater Numbers
Grade 4
  • Exploring Multiples and Factors
  • Multiplication and Division Strategies- Part 1
  • Multiplication and Division Strategies- Part 2
  • Parts of a Whole
  • Base Ten Fractions
  • Geometry
Grade 5
  • Understanding Volume
  • Multiplication and Division Strategies
  • Using Equivalency to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions
  • Numerical Expression
  • Decimals
  • Two- Dimensional Figures
Grade 6
  • Ratios
  • Rates
  • Multi-Digit Computation, Factors and Multiples
  • Rational Numbers on the Number Line, Ordering, and Absolute Value
  • Expressions
  • Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane
  • Equations and Modeling
Grade 7
  • Manipulating and Understanding Integers
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Proportions
  • Applications of Proportions and Rates
  • Angles and Triangles
Grade 8
  • Rational Numbers and Integer Exponents
  • Congruence
  • Similarity
  • Functions and Linear Equations
  • Systems of Equations
High School Algebra I
  • The Language of Algebra
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Functions
  • Linear Functions
High School Geometry
  • Transformations
  • Congruence and Rigid Motions
  • Proof
  • Constructions
  • Similarity and Proof
  • Trigonometry
  • Circles
High School Algebra II
  • Functions and Transformations
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
  • Exponents and Logarithms
  • Unit Circle and Trigonometric Functions
High School Pre-Calc
  • Complex Numbers
  • Vectors
  • Matrices
  • Compositions, Inverses, and Logarithmic Functions
  • Graphing Rational Functions


Grades 6-8 Physical Science
  • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • Chemical Reactions I
  • Chemical Reactions II
  • Forces and Interactions I
  • Forces and Interactions II
  • Energy I
  • Energy II
  • Waves and EMR
Grades 6-8 Life Science
  • Cell structure, Function and Informational Processing
  • Flow of Matter and Energy
  • Matter & Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems II - The Great American Prairie
  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • Growth, Development and Reproduction of Organisms - What Does it Mean to be Fit?
  • Natural Selection & Adaptations
Grades 6-8 Earth and Space Science
  • Our Solar System
  • Earth History
  • Earth's Processes
  • Weather and Climate
  • Human Impact
Grade 9 Biology
  • Structure and Function
  • Matter and Energy Flow I (Cellular Level)
Grade 10 Chemistry
  • Matter I
  • Matter II
  • Chemical Reactions I
  • Chemical Reactions II
Grade 11 Physics
  • Forces and Interactions I
  • Forces & Interactions II: Momentum & Collisions
  • Energy I
  • Energy II
  • Magnetism and Motion

Download CCSS-aligned sample lessons

Now available: Units and lessons available for download from myCore™ for grades 4 and 5 on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

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Built on the Strategic Design for Student Achievement (similar to backwards design), myCore walks teachers through an instructional design process that supports them every step of the way to create and customize strong, rigorous Common Core-aligned lesson plans.

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