One of the first steps in mapping your NEXT GENERATION CONTENT STANDARDS (a.k.a Common Core) is to unpack your CSOs. If you aren't sure how to do this - here's a simple list of steps. I highly recommend you do this activity! IT takes a little time - but you only have to do it once.
Identify Nouns and Verbs
Identify DOK Level
Identifying key academic vocabulary
Reviewing what is taught and assessed in the grades/courses before and after. **This is VERTICAL ALIGNMENT**
Considering the knowledge and skills needed to master the content standard
Student Friendly Learning Targets
Once the standard is broken down into easily understood chunks of information, the teacher can identify how this learning could be assessed. Teachers then develope clear learning targets for students in a language they could understand and explain to others. This process helps teachers plan for the common misconceptions students have about the learning and allows them to address the learning needs of individual students.