Iowa Core Literacy Standards
The Iowa Core Literacy Standards were adopted by the Iowa State Board of Education and integrate the work of the Common Core State Standards Initiative with an additional seven standards that apply exclusively to Iowa schools.
The document we will use for curriculum work makes all of the Iowa Core Literacy Standards easily accessible for all grade levels.
You will notice this document makes the scope and sequence of learning more evident and usable for differentiation purposes.
It is critical to note the standards, benchmarks, and objectives in the Iowa Core are grade level skills and concepts students will master by the end of the year. This is evident in the "staircase" complexity across grades and concepts. Teachers have an ethical and moral responsibility to "do what it takes" to help kids learn and master grade level concepts right up to the last day of school.