Get Organized! 6th Grade Common Core ELA Binder Organizer & Tracker

Organize all your ELA materials by Common Core Standard!

When I first began teaching in 1989, a wonderful teacher gave me a binder filled with teaching materials. All the materials were organized by objectives--we didn’t call them standards or indicators back then. That binder was my life-line.

Enter Common Core. While much of the content of my binder was still relevant, it needed to be reorganized. Some things did have to go and new things were added. Some of the objectives, now called standards, were looking a little thin. But with my binder, it was easy to see the gaps that still need to be filled.

This product doesn’t have actual lessons, but it does provide you with everything you need to get organizing by make your own common core binder!

Every 8th grade English Language Arts Standard has it’s own sheet (both a color and black and white version), a master list of all standards for tracking dates taught, ready made index tabs for every standard/indicator, binder spines (both color and black and white) and a Quick Note/evaluation sheet for recording additional resources (websites, smart-board lessons, videos, etc.) and the effectiveness of the lesson.

I personally opted to do 4 binders (literature, informational text, writing and language). I included foundational skills with the literature binder and speaking and listening with writing.

I printed the main covers in color, but the individual standards on coordinating colored paper. You could laminate the divider pages, but I opted to slip each into a protective sleeve. The possibilities of how to set your binder up are virtually endless. To see how I set mine up, be sure to which contains pictures showing the final product. visit my blog post which contains pictures showing the final product.

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Created: Sep 7, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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