The most dynamic & powerful Common Core planning, sharing and coaching tool available to educators.

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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.

 


 

Features

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.

 

 

 


 

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

Here are the units now available to myCore™ subscribers:

* Available Fall 2014

English Language Arts

Kindergarten

  • 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

Grade 7

  • The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
  • Exploring Persuasive Arguments*
  • Touching Spirit Bear*
  • Observing Our Culture*

Grade 8

  • Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  • Argumentative Writing in Response to Informational Texts
  • A Study of Aurthor'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 Authur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
  • Analyzing Informational Text*
  • Writing Explanatory Text: H. L. Mecken and Slang*
  • Speaking and Listening: Dreams*

Math

Kindergarten

  • 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

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*
  • 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*

Science

Grades 6-8 Physical Science 

  • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • Chemical Reactions I
  • Chemical Reactions II*
  • Forces and Interactions I*
  • Forces and Interactions II*

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?*

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)*
  • Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Grade 10  Chemistry

  • Matter I
  • Matter II 
  • Chemical Reactions I*
  • Chemical Reactions II*

Grade11  Physics

  • Forces and Interactions I
  • Forces & Interactions II: Momentum & Collisions
  • Energy I*
  • Energy II*
  • Magnetism and Motion*

 


The Backstory: Built on Backwards Design

 

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.

Analyze the standards

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assessments

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and lessons  

 

 



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