Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Common Core Standards for the Busy SLP!

By now you've heard those three little words a thousand times:
Common. Core. Standards. 
As speech therapists in the schools, we are expected to know and write "Standards-based IEPs." What does that actually mean? It means that for each and every goal we write, we must link it back to the Ohio Standards. These are not just meant for teachers-they include us.
When IEP time comes rolling around, if you are anything like me, there's not a single speck of clear space on your desk! Typically, cluttered around my desk would be the Ohio Context Standards Book, the IEP Annotations, and my data sheets for the student. Ahh!

These new Common Core Standards are not going away any time soon.  They are being assessed during the 2012-2013 school year and full implementation will be during the 2014-2015 school year. Even so, many school districts are already turning to them. My in-services are all about them.
So....what did I do? I decided to make it easier on myself and create a resource that has it all: topics, IEP goals and standards for Kindergarten - Fifth Grade!

And.....I also made one for those of us who teach older students (6-12 grades)

This is a great resource not only for Speech Therapists but also for any Intervention Specialists working on language arts. Look ready and prepared for the new standards with this document! I hate charging money for it but I know how long it took me to make it and know it will save you hours of work!  Find them HERE on my *NEW teachers pay teachers store! Grab it quick and start saving yourself valuable hours!
As always, feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions!



  1. Looks FABULOUS! I have it on my wishlist to snatch up soon. I really like that as a first grade teacher, I can easily see what the kindergarten standard and second grade standard is for each strand - this lets me know what my kiddos need to know and where they need to go with it next year. :) Thanks so much!

    Sugar and Spice

  2. Thanks so much! It's a been a real hit-there is not a lot out there linking IEPs with the Standards. My goal is come out with another for grades 6-12 so check back soon!

  3. Hi!
    For some reason, I am not able to find the Common Core in the TPT site...is there a new link? Thanks!!

  4. Hello!
    Thanks for letting me know! I think I fixed the broken link. Please let me know what you think!

  5. Thanks! I actually was in the process of generating something similar for myself, and then *poof* I found it here! I'm still just beginning to familiarize myself with these new standards.


Nicole Allison