common core reading

Common Core Reading Series

This Simple Solutions series aligns with Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and English Language. As recommended by the CCSS, the student book contains a 50/50 ratio of literary and informational text.  All items are coded to show alignment with the Common Core State Standards.This includes lessons, quizzes, and the Pre/Post-Test, as […]

Eighth Grade Common Core Math

Simple Solutions Shines the Light on Eighth Grade Common Core Math!

  The items in each Simple Solutions lesson are aligned directly with the CCSS. Teachers always know which standard is being addressed. The Topic Guide shows the order in which the standards are introduced. The At-A-Glance pages are written by teachers for teachers. These pages deconstruct each standard and present it in an easy-to-understand format. Teachers know EXACTLY what students […]

Pablo Picasso

This week’s activity combines Pablo Picasso’s birthday (October 25th), Halloween, and an English Common Core activity all in one lesson!  There is a lot of information about Pablo Picasso on the internet, and we highly recommend previewing any sites your students will use.  Some of Picasso’s work may not be appropriate for elementary aged children. […]

Science in the Summer: Plants

Being outside is one of my favorite parts of the summer.  While you’re taking long walks in the park or lying in the grass, it is nice to stop and notice all of the science around you.  This week’s downloads are all about plants.  Younger kids can learn about the parts of a flower while […]

Car Adventure

Summer vacation often means car adventures for the entire family.  It can be hard enough to get everyone out of the house at one time for a quick trip to grandma’s house, but driving long hours for a family vacation can get to even the most patient of parents. To help with some of those […]

Simple Solutions Blogs are GREAT!

Our Simple Solutions social media posts are such fun for us to create.  Considering many of us who work at Bright Ideas Press are former teachers, we enjoy the creativity and feedback that social media allows.  Recently, I discovered that I can find out how many people visit our blog posts, and now am a […]

Using Analogies In Your Classroom

Analogies are used in books to help the reader understand the text. This Simple Solutions series aligns with Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and English Language. As recommended by the CCSS, the student book contains a 50/50 ratio of literary and informational text. Each passage is accompanied by a […]