Sunday, August 25, 2013

Common Core Standards Kit

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Carson-Dellosa to test out their Complete Common Core Standards kit for Language Arts.  I love testing new items, so I jumped at the chance to try a set.

Here is a video that explains all about the product!

My set came in the mail yesterday and it was a really great experience unboxing and checking out the materials.

I like that everything is clearly labeled in this set.  All the pocket chart cards are divided into each of the standards.

On one side - the standard is written and labeled for the teacher.  Which is a smart idea.  I always have to double check the original text of the standard to make sure I don't "miss" anything when I'm using the "I Can" Statements.

On the other side, the standard is written into kid-friendly "I Can" statements.  Love it!

The set comes in a case that houses all your standards.  Inside the case, the standards are split by blue dividers, which make it very easy and convenient for the teacher to find exactly the standard they need!

I think this is a great product to have in your classroom for Common Core.  However, I only have one issue.  The pocket chart cards are the smaller version.  These are not the long version, the cards measure 12 inches long by 2 1/4 inches tall.  These cards will not be seen across the room if you post them on the wall.  It's not a bad thing, I think their primary function would be in a small group setting.  The publisher, Carson-Dellosa recommends on the box to use the Daily Standards Pocket Chart.

All in all, I'm excited that Carson-Dellosa has created this product and I think it will enhance the learning of my students!!

Disclaimer:  This post is a review post of the product.  I only post about and review items that I would use in my own classroom and feel would enhance the teaching of my readers. The only compensation I have received was the original product that I used in my review.


  1. When I grow up as a blogger, I want to review cool things just like you! Seriously, those look great! I am so glad that they have them for middle school now!

  2. Love that they are creating these now... Our district has been making us post them and go over them so I had to create all mine from scratch and now it's done for us. Go figure! At least it'll save some more teachers some time :) I love when things are easy :) We have so much on our plates as it is!!!

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  3. Wow these look great. Do you know when they will be available for purchase.

    1. Hi Claycass,

      They're available for purchase now on our website! You can find them here:


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