If you haven’t seen the PARCC Aligned Curriculum & Assessment Planners before, you are in for a pleasant surprise. These PDF forms, available for each grade 3-11, are based on PARCC’s Model Content Framework, a four-quarter progression delineating the types of texts students should be reading (literary, historical, informational) and the writing tasks they should be practicing in alignment with the Common Core. The document also delineates the topics and standards PARCC Assessment Blueprints has announced as the basis for standards assessment.
Within the document are standards and assessment guidelines each corresponding to writeable cells allowing teachers to enter their own decisions about teaching and text selection. As teachers work through the document, clickable audio files guide their planning and provide information on the standards and the eventual PARCC assessment. Yes, the updated the PARCC Aligned Common Core Curriculum and Assessment Planners include audio files and drop-down toolbox tips for user friendliness.