Common Core Supplements
Oak Meadow curricula provide a rigorous and progressive educational experience that meets the intellectual and developmental needs of students. Our courses are designed with the goal of guiding learners to develop a body of knowledge that will allow them to be engaged citizens of the world. With knowledge gained through problem solving, critical thinking, hands-on projects, and experiential learning, we inspire students to connect disciplinary knowledge to their lives, the world they inhabit, and the world they would like to build.
While our courses provide a compelling and complete learning experience, our program may not be in complete alignment with recent Common Core standards in some areas. After a rigorous analysis of all our courses, we have developed a series of supplements to accompany our materials. These additions make our materials Common Core compliant. These Common Core additions are either stand-alone new lessons or add-ons to existing lessons. Where they fall in regard to the larger curriculum is clearly noted on each supplement lesson. Only courses needing Common Core supplementation are listed below.
Free supplements for families who wish or need to comply with Common Core Standards:
* A Note About Kindergarten:
Because we do not require students to learn reading and writing in kindergarten, most of the Common Core standards do not apply. Oak Meadow promotes a holistic approach to literacy learning that emphasizes developing a rich language base through oral storytelling and learning auditory discrimination/phonics through verses and stories. This prepares them for formal literacy learning in first grade and beyond.
Families who need to follow Common Core standards in kindergarten may want to seek an alternate curriculum. Each state’s kindergarten requirements are different, so you might want to check your state’s Department of Education to know what the learning expectations are.