William Ford Elementary

Common Core

 in PDF format for Parents


Parent Guides

(scroll down to find and download the guides)

Created by the National Parent Teacher Association (www.PTA.org/parentsguide),
these grade-by-grade parent guides reflect the Common Core State Standards.
The Parents’ Guide to Student Success  was developed in response to the
Common Core State Standards
in English language arts and mathematics that more
than 40 states have adopted, including Michigan.  Created by teachers, parents,
education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear,
consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to
be prepared for college and career.

National PTA® created the guides for grades K-5  (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).

The Guide includes:

  • Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade,
    once the standards are fully implemented.
  • Activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.
  • Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child’s teacher.


Guides can also be found at –> (www.PTA.org/parentsguide)

    Colored Parent Guides

Black & White Parent Guides
for Printing Purposes.