Connect• Connect Common Core Standards with local, state, and national standards• Connect standards with information literacy skills.• Study the CCSS literally!
Connect• Connect AASL Cross Walk of the Common Core Standards• Use the College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards as a beginning point.
Connect Informational TextStudents must be able to read complexinformational texts in these fields withindependence and confidence because thevast majority of reading in college andworkforce training programs will besophisticated nonfiction."English Language Arts Standards -Anchor Standards -College and Career Readiness AnchorStandards for Reading." Common Core State Standards Initiative. Web. 12 Aug. 2012.
Example: School Library http://blog.scho ollibrarymedia.c om/index.php/2 013/02/06/mar k-it-up-pass-it- along-see-who- comes-School Library Monthly January 2013 issue knocking/
Connect from Mark It Up…..• Study where the library fits into the CCSS,• Highlight, mark-up, and explain directly on the document what standards can be taught in connection with the school library• Pass the marked-up standards along to the subject area teachers!• When teachers consult the standards, they’ll know when to come knocking on the school library door!
Matrix for School Librarianshttp://bit.ly/WmrzBx http://bit.ly/15cB4I9
Curating & Communicating Informational Text• Lexile Reading Levels• Differentiated• Content based• Informational• Nonfiction• Current Topics• Formats to include print and electronic
Destiny Quest• Search by Lexile levels• Search for ebooks by content and Lexile level – especially books that have simultaneous access.• Make Resource Lists
MOREnet Resources• EbscohostLog into EBSCOhost on your library’s computer and choose a database with Lexiles, such as• Primary Search,• Middle Search Plus or• MAS Ultra.On the Basic Search screen, check Full Text, then type in a magazine name in the Publication field. Click Search. EBSCOhost will bring up all of the articles from that magazine. Each article will have a different Lexile measure.
World Book Encyclopedia• Lexile levels noted on most articles• Great way to “front load” information for units in any curriculum area• Embedded video and audio clips• Primary sources• Vocabulary help and quizzes• Quick video tutorials for teachers
Works CitedMoreillon, Judy. "School Library Monthly - A Matrix for School Librarians: Aligning Standards, Inquiry, Reading, and Instruction." School Library Monthly - A Matrix for School Librarians: Aligning Standards, Inquiry, Reading, and Instruction. N.p., Jan. 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/Morei llon2013-v29n4p29.html>.Morris, Rebecca. "School Library Monthly Blog: Mark It Up, Pass It Along, & See Who Comes Knocking." School Library Monthly Blog. N.p., 6 Feb. 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2013. <http://blog.schoollibrarymedia.com/index.php/2013/ 02/06/mark-it-up-pass-it-along-see-who-comes-knocking/>.