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Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

Four Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) to the 2017 Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy are now available!

The first, Massachusetts Anchor Standards for Reading, shows how the ten anchor standards work together to define what and how students should read in school.

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Anchor Standards for Reading

Two additional QRGs, one tailored to the elementary grades and another for the secondary grades, describe the role of close reading in the standards and in the classroom.

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Reading Closely to Analyze Complex Texts – Elementary
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Reading Closely to Analyze Complex Texts – Secondary

A fourth, Text Complexity and the Growth of Reading Comprehension, provides guidelines and resources designed to help educators choose appropriately complex texts for their students.

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Text Complexity and the Growth of Reading Comprehension

Each two-page QRGs is designed to be widely accessible and easy to distribute, and additional QRGs will be released on a rolling basis throughout the summer and school year.

Six Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) to the 2017 Curriculum Framework for Mathematics are now available!

The first, Fractions Learning Progression in Grades 3-5, describes the learning trajectory from the conceptual foundations of fractions to fluency with fractional operations.

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Fractions Learning Progression in Grades 3-5

The second QRG, Standard Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction, summarizes the progression of standards related to developing a conceptual understanding of the standard algorithms for addition and subtraction.

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Standard Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction

The remaining four QRGs are focused on the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Each QRG describes how students might demonstrate the practices within that grade span (PreK - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, and High School).

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Standards for Mathematical Practice - Pre-K-2
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Standards for Mathematical Practice - Grades 3-5
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Standards for Mathematical Practice - Grades 6-8
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Standards for Mathematical Practice - High School

Each two-page QRG is designed to be widely accessible and easy to distribute, and additional QRGs will be released on a rolling basis throughout the school year.



Last Updated: July 6, 2017
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