An Integrated Approach to Instructional Planning
  • How can we increase a more comprehensive integrated approach to instruction and learning across all content areas?

As you review the grade specific ASPIRE Curriculum Maps for ELA and Math standards, use the Integrated Planning Discussion Template to begin your exploration and planning for integrating ELA, Math within your Core Content Area. Consider what you already do to integrate ELA and Math standards and work to expand your connections to ELA and Math content standards throughout your lesson plans. Identify intended learning outcomes and assessment strategies that you will use to monitor student progress.


ELA/Math Integrated Planning Discussion Template


ELA/Math Convergence Venn Diagram


Explanation of Venn Diagram Acquired from Stanford Univ.



Use the ASPIRE Curriculum Framework Guides, Literacy Connect, and Task Perform documents to assist you with the planning process. HBGSD ASPIRE Curriculum



ELA (RWSL) CCSS Across Content
Other useful Common Core resources to support integration of ELA across content areas.

Create Common Core Rubrics for ELA (RWSL)


Math CCSS Across Content


Science and the CCSS


Social Studies/History and the CCSS


Career and Technical Crosswalks to CCSS


ARTS and the CCSS



Music and the CCSS



Physical Education and the CCSS



Family Consumer Science and the CCSS