Curriculum Standards

What are the Common Core Standards?

The Common Core Curriculum Standards are designed to improve education by teaching skills to help with real world application. 45 states in the country have integrated these standards, representing consistent, clear K-12 academic standards for English language arts and mathematics. Parents need to know how the new curriculum changes will affect their children and how Omega Learning® Center franchisees can help.
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  • Standardized curriculum
  • Increased importance of classroom testing
  • Instruction with greater depth
  • Instruction includes real world application
  • Less multiple choice tests
  • More writing
  • Critical thinking skills are vital

 

 

 

What are the challenges?

A nationwide transition to a common core curriculum offers many advantages, but the interpretation of these initiative objectives by states and even school systems may vary and prove challenging for families. For example, states with higher learning standards will have to lower standards during the transition period and states with lower standards will need additional resources to catch up. Curriculum will become more rigorous within increasing classroom sizes, leaving students to rely on an increased amount of study skills to achieve a desired course grade and GPA.

How can Omega Learning help your student?

Our children must succeed through the transition years. Omega Learning® tutoring franchise offers a comprehensive solution to the common core challenges. Our remediation curriculum is common core-aligned, which means our math and reading tutors can help your child build critical thinking skills, rather than relying on simple memorization. Our certified teachers communicate daily with parents and teachers at school to help your student achieve success in the classroom. Omega’s proprietary common core-aligned curriculum helps supplement your student’s school curriculum and solidify core academic concepts.

Curriculum Standards by Grade

Within our e-Tutor software system, Omega Learning® Center tutors can easily pull remediation curriculum for the following standards by grade.

Kindergarten Math:

  • Numeration
  • Phonics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sounds
  • Subtraction
  • Writing
Kindergarten Reading:

  • Addition
  • Colors
  • Language Arts
  • Letter Recognition
  • Listening Skills

1st Grade Math:

Measurement, Data, Geometry
• Combine Shapes
• Compare and Order Lengths
• Measure Lengths
• Parts and Wholes
• Tables and Picture Graphs
• Tell Time
• Three Dimensional Shapes
• Two Dimensional Shapes
Numbers & Operations in Base Ten
• 10 More or 10 Less
• Addition
• Compare Two Digit Numbers
• Count to 120
• Counting Objects
• Read and Write Numbers
• Subtraction
• Tens and Ones
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
• Add Three Numbers
• Equations
• Fact Families
• Missing Numbers
• Two Digit Addition
• Two Digit Subtraction
• Word Problems

1st Grade Reading:

Foundational Skills
• Consonant Sounds
• Inflectional Endings
• Long Vowel Sounds
• Long Vowel Teams
• Sentences
• Spelling Irregular Words
• Spelling Regular Words
• Syllables
Writing
• Write an Opinion
• Write Fiction Stories
• Write Non Fiction Stories
Language
• Adjectives
• Commas
• Compound Sentences
• Conjunctions
• Context Clues
• Nouns
• Pronouns
• Simple sentences
• Sort Words
• Verbs
• Word Meanings
Reading
• Asking Questions
• Authors Purpose
• Characters
• Compare Fiction Stories
• Compare Non Fiction Stories
• Events
• Fiction
• Illustrations
• Main Idea and Details
• Non Fiction
• Point of View
• Setting
• Text Features

2nd Grade Math:

Data, Geometry, Measurement
• Addition, Subtraction Word Problems with lengths
• Equal Shares
• Inches and Centimeters
• Line Plots
• Picture and Bar Graphs
• Rows and Columns in Rectangles
• Telling Time
• Two and Three Dimensional Shapes
• Whole Numbers on a Number Line
• Word Problems with Money
Numbers, Operations, Algebraic Thinking
• Adding and Subtracting
• Arrays
• Compare Numbers
• Hundreds
• Mental Math
• Numbers to 1000
• Properties of Addition
• Skip Counting
• Three- Digit Addition
• Three- Digit Subtraction
• Two- Digit Addition
• Two- Digit Subtraction
• Word Problems with Addition
• Word Problems with Subtraction

2nd Grade Reading:

Foundational Skills
• Irregular Words
• Long Vowels
• Prefixes and Suffixes
• Short Vowels
• Silent Letters
• Two Syllable Words
• Vowel Teams
Language
• Adjectives and Adverbs
• Capital Letters
• Commas and Apostrophes
• Compound Words
• Nouns
• Past Tense Verbs
• Pronouns
• Simple and Compound Sentences
• Word Meanings
Reading
• Asking Questions
• Authors Purpose
• Characters
• Compare Contrast Fiction
• Compare Contrast Non Fiction
• Main Idea and Details
• Point of View
Writing
• Writing Fiction
• Writing Non Fiction
• Writing Opinions

3rd Grade Math:

Data, Geometry, Measurement
• Area
• Line Plots
• Mass & Capacity
• Perimeter
• Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs
• Time
• Two Dimensional Shapes and Quadrilaterals
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• Division Facts
• Division Word Problems
• Division
• Multiplication by Multiples of 10
• Multiplication Facts
• Multiplication Patterns
• Multiplication Word Problems
• Multiplication
• Properties of Multiplication
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten & Fractions
• Add and Subtract Whole Numbers
• Addition Properties
• Compare Fractions
• Equivalent Fractions
• Estimation in Addition and Subtraction
• Fractions
• Patterns
• Round Whole Numbers

3rd Grade Reading:

Language
• Academic Words and Phrases
• Adjectives
• Adverbs
• Capitals, Commas, Quotation Marks, Possessives
• Context Clues
• Dictionaries and Glossaries
• Literal and Figurative Language
• Nouns
• Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
• Regular and Irregular Verbs
• Roots Words and Affixes
• Shades of Meaning
• Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Spelling
Reading Informational Text
• Academic Words and Phrases (Informational Texts)
• Ask and Answer Questions
• Cause and Effect
• Compare and Contrast
• Compare and Contrast Key Details
• Historical Texts
• Illustrations
• Main Idea and Details
• Point of View (Own vs. Author’s)
• Scientific Texts Sequence
• Technical Texts
• Textual Features
• Using Search Tools
Reading Literature
• Ask and Answer Questions Characters in a Story
• Compare and Contrast Plots
• Compare and Contrast Settings
• Compare and Contrast Themes
• Fables
• Figurative Language
• Folktales
• Illustrations
• Myths
• Parts of a Play
• Parts of a Poem
• Point of View (Own vs. Author’s)
Writing
• Writing Informational Texts
• Writing Narrative Texts
• Writing Opinions

4th Grade Math:

Fractions
• Adding and Subtracting Fractions
• Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
• Compare Fractions
• Decimals
• Equivalent Fractions
• Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
• Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
Measurement, Data, Geometry
• Angles
• Area
• Capacity
• Length
• Lines and Angles
• Perimeter
• Pounds, Ounces, Kilograms, Grams
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
• Compare and Order Whole Numbers
• Division
• Multiplication
• Multiply and Divide with Multiples
• Multiply Multi-Digit Numbers
• Properties of Multiplication
• Read and Write Whole Numbers
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• Add and Subtract Whole Numbers
• Estimation in Addition and Subtraction
• Estimation in Multiplication and Division
• Multiples and Factors
• Round Whole Numbers
• Rules and Patterns

4th Grade Reading:

Language
• Academic Words and Phrases
• Adjectives
• Capitalization
• Commas and Quotation Marks
• Commas in Compound Sentences
• Context Clues
• Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Thesauruses
• Frequently Confused Words
• Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes
• Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs
• Modal Auxiliaries
• Prepositional Phrases
• Progressive Verb Tenses
• Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
• Sentence Fragments and Run-Ons
• Similes and Metaphors
• Spelling
• Synonyms
Reading Informational Text
• Academic Words and Phrases (Informational Text)
• Cause and Effect
• Charts, Diagrams, Graphs, Timelines
• Chronology
• Compare and Contrast Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts
• Historical Texts
• Inferences
• Main Idea and Details
• Problem and Solution
• Reasons and Evidence
• Scientific Texts
• Summarizing Texts
• Technical Texts
Reading Literature
• Character
• Compare and Contrast Patterns of Events
• First and Third Person Point of View
• Compare and Contrast Themes
• Dramatic Structure
• Inferences
• Plots and Events
• Poetic Structure
• Setting
• Summarizing Texts
• Textual Allusions
• Theme
Writing
• Writing Informational Texts
• Writing Narrative Texts
• Writing Opinions

5th Grade Math:

Fractions
• Adding and Subtracting Fractions
• Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
• Divide with Fractions
• Equivalent Fractions
• Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
• Multiplying Fractions by Fractions
Data, Geometry, Measurement
• Convert Customary and Metric Units
• Graphing Coordinates
• Quadrilaterals
• Triangles
• Two Dimensional Figures
• Volume
Numbers, Operations, Algebraic Thinking
• Add and Subtract Decimals
• Decimals
• Divide Decimals
• Division
• Multiply and Divide by Powers of 10
• Multiply Decimals
• Multiply Multi-Digit Numbers
• Order of Operations
• Rules and Patterns

5th Grade Reading:

Language
• Academic Words and Phrases
• Context Clues
• Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Thesauruses
• Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes
• Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs
• Interjections, Prepositions, and Conjunctions
• Perfect Verb Tense
• Similes and Metaphors
• Spelling
• Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homographs
• Titles
• Using Commas
Reading Informational Text
• Academic Words and Phrases (Informational Text)
• Answering Questions
• Cause and Effect
• Chronology
• Compare and Contrast
• Compare Multiple Accounts
• Historical Texts
• Inferences
• Main Idea and Details
• Point of View
• Problem and Solution
• Scientific Texts
• Solve a Problem
• Summarizing Informational Texts
• Technical Texts
Reading Literature
• Compare and Contrast Stories
• Comparing Characters
• Comparing Events
• Comparing Settings
• Dramatic Structure
• Inferences
• Poetic Structure
• Similes and Metaphors
• Summarizing Literary Texts
• Theme
• Visual Elements
Writing
• Writing Informational Texts
• Writing Narrative Texts
• Writing Opinions

6th Grade Math:

Geometry
• Area of Polygons
• Area of Quadrilaterals
• Area of Triangles
• Surface Area of Three- Dimensional Figures
• Volume
Statistics and Probability
• Box Plots
• Dot Plots
• Histograms
• Mean, Median, Mode
• Measures of Variation
Ratios & Proportional Relationships and Expressions & Equations
• Convert Customary and Metric Units
• Equivalent Ratios
• Evaluate Expressions
• Percents
• Solve Equations
• Understanding Ratios
• Unit Rates
• Write Expressions

6th Grade Reading:

Language
• Academic Words and Phrases
• Analogous Relationships
• Connotation and Denotation
• Context Clues
• Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Thesauruses
• Figures of Speech
• Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes
• Pronoun Agreements
• Punctuation
• Spelling
• Standard and Non-Standard English
• Subjective, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns
Reading Informational Text
• Analysis of a Text
• Author’s Purpose, Point of View Compare and Contrast
• Informational Texts
• Evaluate Arguments in a Text Figurative, Connotative, and Technical Meanings
• Inferences
• Integrate Information
• Key Individual, Event, Idea Details
• Main Idea and Details
• Summarizing Informational Texts
• Textual Structure
Reading Literature
• Analysis of a Literary Text
• Characters and Plots
• Compare and Contrast Historical Fiction and Fantasy
• Compare and Contrast Stories, Poems
• Dramatic Structure
• Figurative and Connotative Meanings
• Inferences
• Poetic Structure
• Point of View
• Summarizing Literary Texts
• Theme
• Word Choice, Meaning, and Tone
Writing
• Writing Informational Texts
• Writing Narrative Texts
• Writing Opinions

7th Grade Math:

Geometry
• Angles
• Area and Circumference of Circles
• Area
• Similar Figures and Scale Drawings
• Surface Area
• Volume
The Number System
• Add and Subtract Integers
• Add and Subtract Rational Numbers
• Fractions, Decimals, Percents
• Multiply and Divide Integers
• Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers
• Terminating and Repeating Decimals
• Word Problems with Percents
Ratios & Proportional Relationships and Expressions & Equations
• Add and Subtract Algebraic Expressions
• Inequalities
• Proportions and Proportional Relationships
• Ratios and Rates
• Simplify Algebraic Expressions
• Solve Algebraic Word Problems
Statistics and Probability
• Compound Events
• Making Inferences Using Data
• Mean Absolute Deviation
• Measures of Center
• Measures of Variation
• Probability

7th Grade Reading:

Language
• Academic Words and Phrases
• Analogous Relationships
• Commas
• Connotation and Denotation
• Context Clues
• Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Thesauruses
• Figures of Speech
• Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes
• Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
• Phrases and Clauses
• Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
• Spelling
Reading Informational Text
• Analysis of a Text
• Analyze Interactions in a Text
• Author’s Purpose, Point of View
• Compare and Contrast Informational Texts
• Evaluate Arguments and Claims
• Figurative, Connotative, and Technical Meanings
• Inferences
• Main Idea and Details
• Summarizing Informational Texts
• Textual Structure
• Word Choice, Meaning, and Tone
Reading Literature
• Analysis of a Literary Text
• Analyze Characters, Settings and Plots
• Analyze Rhyme and Repetition
• Compare and Contrast Fictional Characters, Times, and Places
• Dramatic Structure
• Figurative and Connotative Meanings
• Inferences
• Poetic Structure
• Point of View
• Summarizing Literary Texts
• Theme
Writing
• Writing Informational Texts
• Writing Narrative Texts
• Writing Opinions

8th Grade Math:

Geometry
• Dilations
• Interior and Exterior Angles
• Parallel lines and Transversals
• Pythagorean Theorem
• Transformations
• Volume
The Number System
• Compare and Order Numbers
• Exponents
• Rational and Irrational Numbers
• Scientific Notation
• Square and Cube Roots
• Using Scientific Notation to Solve Problems
Expressions & Equations
• Graphing Linear Equations
• Proportional Relationships
• Slope, Run, Rise
• Solve Linear Equations with One Variable
• Solve Pairs of Linear Equations
• Word Problems with Systems

8th Grade Reading:

Language
• Academic Words and Phrases
• Active and Passive Verb Use
• Analogous Relationships
• Commas, Ellipses, and Dashes Connotation and Denotation
• Context Clues
• Dictionaries, Glossaries, and Thesauruses
• Gerunds, Participles, Infinitives
• Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes
• Interpret Figures of Speech
• Spelling
• Verb Moods
Reading Informational Text
• Analysis of a Text
• Analyze Conflicting Information
• Analyze Connections
• Analyze Paragraph Structure
• Author’s Purpose, Point of View
• Evaluate Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Mediums
• Evaluate Arguments and Claims
• Figurative, Connotative, and Technical Meanings
• Inferences
• Main Idea and Details
• Summarizing Informational Texts
• Word Choice, Meaning, and Tone
Reading Literature
• Analysis Support of a Text
• Analyze Dialogue and Incidents
• Analyze Modern Fiction vs. Myths and Traditional Stories
• Compare and Contrast Textual Structures
• Differences in Points of View
• Figurative and Connotative Meanings
• Inferences
• Summarizing Literary Texts
• Theme
• Word Choice, Meaning, and Tone
Writing
• Writing Informational Texts
• Writing Narrative Texts
• Writing Opinions

High School Math:

Number and Quantity
• The real number system
• Quantities
• The complex number system
• Vector and Matrix Quantities
Algebra
• Seeing Structure in Expressions
• Arithmetic with Polynomials & Rational Expressions
• Creating Equations
• Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
Functions
• Interpreting Functions
• Building Functions
• Linear, Quadratic Exponential Models
• Trigonometric Functions
Geometry
• Congruence
• Similarity, Right Triangles, Trigonometry
• Circles
• Expressing Geometric Properties through Equations
• Geometric Measurement and Dimension
• Geometry Modeling
Statistics and Probability
• Interpreting Categorical and Quantitative Data
• Making Inferences and Proving Conclusions
• Conditional Probability and the Rules of Probability
• Probability in Relation to Decision-Making
Modeling
Overview: Modeling links classroom mathematics and statistics to everyday experiences, decisions, and work. Modeling is the process of choosing and using mathematics and statistics to analyze, understand, and improve each child’s decision making ability.

High School Reading:

  • State strong and complete supportive evidence from text and draw inferences as to certain and uncertain information.
  • Find two or more main ideas and themes from reading passage text. Be able to follow a progression through the story and follow the causality of each action.
  • Determine the impact of the writer’s choices and where it relates to the setting. Know how the characters are introduced and formed.
  • Draw explicit inferences from the reading passages.
  • Find the complete main idea and theme from reading passages. Be able to follow a progression through the story and follow the causality of each action. Be able to provide specific details and an objective summary of the text.
  • Describe complex characters and analyze their motivations. Capture a clear understanding of how the characters interact with each other. Be able to look for context clues to make inferences as to the developing plot over time.