Essentialized Examples are resources developed by teachers for teachers using the Essentialization Process. Essentialized Examples offer a demonstration of what alternate eligible content (AEC) can look like in practice by showing the AEC at varying levels of complexity. While the Essentialized Examples are not intended to be used as lesson plans, they may be used as written or adapted to meet the unique needs of students in instructional planning. Teaching is as much an art as it is a science; therefore, there are many ways in which a teacher may present content; the Essentialized Examples are only one way.
The examples are organized by grade and content. You will find examples available for each grade level and within the content of ELA/Reading and Math. While there is not one example for each piece of AEC yet, Essentialized Examples will continue to be developed and provided on this site. Visit the page entitled “Teacher Highlights” to learn about the teachers who have contributed to the development of the examples.
Links to Essentialized Examples that have been developed in English Language Arts and Math at each grade level.