Please check out these videos which explain various components of the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics.
Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmap
This site provides individual road maps in English and Spanish for English Language Arts and mathematics for each grade. They help guide parents through what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning.
The Council of Great City Schools has also produced a parent-friendly video explaining the Common Core at: http://www.commoncoreworks.org
Stand for Children Web site
This site includes a brief parent-friendly description about why states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, what the shifts are and what will change for students.
National PTA Parent's Guides for Student Success
Guides are available in English and Spanish and include:
· What students should be learning in ELA and mathematics at each grade with the Common Core.
· Activities to do at home.
· Techniques to help parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.
· Ideas for planning for college and career readiness.
Maryland State Department of Education
This site lists several parent resources explaining the Common Core State Standards.