Common Core Reading Specialist

A Common Core Reading Specialist understands the particular skills and proficiencies contained in Common Core reading standards and designs or modifies instructional activities in order to teach those skills to students.

To earn the Common Core Reading Specialist badge, a teacher must:

  • Share a lesson and one piece of annotated student work that models how to teach a specific Common Core reading standard; the student work should show evidence of proficiency, or strong movement towards proficiency, in the targeted standard.

Why? Teachers at all stages of their careers must attain a thorough command of the Common Core standards and develop curriculum that helps students master the writing skills required for career and college readiness.