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Connecting Social Studies & ELA Shifts in the Elementary Classroom

Time to Shift Gears  

We understand that the C3 Framework and the new literacy standards require significant shifts in how you approach instruction.  That is why we offer this resource that provides rationale, explanation, and illustration of these shifts. This investigation is designed to provide information on the development, purpose, and structure of shifts in ELA shifts and social studies and how they relate to the Core. 


  • Identify the key shifts in ELA and social studies.
  • Identify shift connections between the curricular areas.
  • Reflect on critical components of ELA Standards and where/how they fit into social studies.


Kim Heckart
Prairie Ridge Elementary, Cedar Rapids, IA


Grades K-5


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