Hodge Podge
Parent Resources
Prof Development
Teacher Work
Web Links



 Olmsted Falls Parents/Community Resource Page






What is the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee? Click here

Click here for Jim Lloyd's Regional PTA Presentation

Academic Grit...a great trait to develop in kids.

Click here for Power School Parent App Directions

Click here to learn more about: What is Guided Reading?

Click here for Reading First resources

National PTA Parent Guide to Student Success with the Common Core

Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade HS English
HS Math        


Websites Articles Presentations

National PTA Website

Harvard Family Research Project--Family Involvement in Elementary School Why Students Need the Common Core Video

Click here for a Parent Resource Sheet on the Common Core

Parent Power: Build the Bridge to Success

This doc was created by the US DoE and it provides a nice overview of what parents can do to help prepare their children for success starting in preschool through high school.

College Prep Checklist

This doc created by the USDoE is a resource for parents to help make college a reality for students. It addresses money, classes students should take and Federal Aid.


Project Based Learning

What is it (video)?

How is it described?

What does the research say about it?

What does NASA say about it?


10 Ways to Support Your Child's Future ECC/FL PTA Presentation on ELA 2-28-12

OECPTA Common Core Presentation 2-9-12

How can I help my child prepare for the future?


School Curricula Effects for Gifted Students  Presentation to PTA on 10/25/11

Cornell Notes for This Presentation


Family Involvement in Your Child's Education: Grades 1-3

Ohio's Top Fifty High Wage Occupations in Demand


PTA Presentation 1_25_11 Short Version

Academic Standards and Tests (Grades 1-3)

Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?


PTA Presentation 1_25_11 Long Version


The Dos and Don'ts of Spelling


The Common Core & Future of Assessment in Ohio


Video about the Common Core Standards

Video about the English Language Arts Standards

Video about the Math Standards

If these videos don't load properly, simply use the menu of choices within YouTube to select.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Curriculum and Instruction Link Click below to find out how the Ohio legislature has mandated curriculum reform


Ohio's Assessment Future by Jim Lloyd

This is a good resource for parents and teachers. It contains a ton of resources related to reading, spelling, sight words, grammar, etc.

P21 Toolkit ODE Presentation on Common Core by Stan Hefner

ODE Pres in Jan 2011 on Common Core by Stan Hefner

Beth Newingham's Website--she's a 3rd grade teacher from Troy, MI who has a great website with a ton of resources that will help a teacher at just about any grade level.


Why is Student Independent Reading & a Teacher Classroom Library Important?

ODE Presentation on CC by Denny Thompson
Power School Quick Reference Guide for Parents Tips While Reading with Your Child --This resource comes from New York, however it is very applicable to Ohio as it outlines the kinds of changes that will need to occur for students to meet the Common Core challenge.    


Click Here to check out a web link for kids to practice their math facts

Weblinks to ODE Model Curriculum

Common Core State Standards & Model Curriculum Websites

Click here for ELA

Click here for Math

Click here for Science

Click here for Social Studies


Standards Cross-Walk Documents

English Language Arts---> K-12 ELA Cross-Walk Document in PDF
Mathematics---> K-8 Math Cross-Walk Document in PDF
Science---> K-8 Science Cross-Walk Document in PDF
Social Studies---> K-8 Soc Studies Cross-Walk Document in PDF