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Common Core for School Librarians

Teaching the Core -- A Regular Teacher Blogging through the Common Core State Standards and Beyond

Join me, a regular teacher, as I blog through the Common Core State Standards. I'm seeking to learn the Common Core standards, their implications for the classroom, and their impact on the college and career readiness of students.

Guess My Lexile - The Book Whisperer -

Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.

Alabama College & Career-Ready Standards (CCRS) | College- and Career-Ready Initiative

The Alabama State Board of Education approved the adoption of the internationally benchmarked Common Core State Standards along with selected Alabama standards in November 2010.  By combining both Common Core and Alabama's standards, our state has adopted one of the most comprehensive sets of standards in the nation, ensuring students are prepared for a successful future in the ever-expanding global environment.This website was created to help Alabama educators better understand the standards as well as provide high-quality resources and instructional materials to implement the CCRS. By also providing the Alabama Insight online curriculum tool to each district in Alabama, educators can explore and map the standards. Passwords are maintained by each District's Technology Coordinator.

Kid-Friendly Standards

The link for Kid-Friendly Standards provides an opportunity to view California’s grade level content standards in Language Arts and Math in terms they can more readily understand.  Please feel free to click on the link and find the grade level for your child.

Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics, Technology, English Language Arts)

Get Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics, Technology, English Language Arts) on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Kids book trailers - LiveBinder

kid produced book trailers

Great Common Core Nonfiction

A blog about great Common Core young adult nonfiction.

Book Trailer Resources - LiveBinder

Resouces, websites and more for and about book trailers

Young Adult Literature - LiveBinder

Using Tech Resources with YA titles

School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources - LiveBinder

Common Core State Standards resources pertinent to school librarians..
Carolyn Jo Starkey

School Librarians: Common Core State Standards

Background information and suggestions for school librarians to be part of the Common Core initiative.
Curating mostly for high and middle school but sometimes elementary is collected also :)

Reading Like a Historian

The Reading Like a Historian curriculum turns students into historical investigators.  Students may find this change jarring after a steady diet of reading a textbook and answering questions.  The three lessons in the Introduction--Lunchroom Fight, Evaluating Sources, and Snapshot Autobiography--help students recognize skills of historical inquiry they already practice everyday, such as reconciling conflicting claims and evaluating the reliability of narrative accounts.  The challenge is to apply these skills while reading. Reading Like a Historian classroom posters remind students what questions they should be asking as they read historical documents.

Nonfiction text features graphic

A poster of nonfiction text features with social studies examples.

Common Core: Getting There Globally | Asia Society

by Elizabeth Howald
Eighty-seven percent of K-12 students in the U.S. live in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Though this widespread approval is no small feat in a country th

CCSS ELA Lesson Plans |

Hands on information, lessons plans, creative ideas for implementing CCSS/ELA. No theoretical articles or criticisms!

50 Teaching and Lesson Plans that Rock 8/7/2012

From the Cool Cat Teacher blog, practical lesson plans for implementing the Common Core