Strategies for Teaching Common Core

Tools for Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Claim #1 – (Reading) Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis (from reading standard 1)

Text-dependent questions article
Guide to creating text-dependent questions
Text-dependent Question Module
Model Lesson (Gettysburg Address)
Strategies for ELA and Math

Claim #2 – (Writing) Students can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content (from writing standard 1)

Appendix C of Common Core Standards: Samples of student writing
Making evidence-based claims (model lessons)
Helping student make evidence-based claims in Science
So you think you can argue lesson
The power of New Media (9th grade unit)
Teaching argument writing:

Claim #3 – (Speaking and Listening) Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.
Claim #4 – (Research/Inquiry) Students can engage in research / inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.