• Connect Common Core
Standards with local, state, and
• Connect standards with
information literacy skills.
• Study the CCSS literally!
• Connect AASL Cross Walk of the Common
• Use the College & Career Readiness Anchor
Standards as a beginning point.
Connect Informational Text
Students must be able to read complex
informational texts in these fields with
independence and confidence because the
vast majority of reading in college and
workforce training programs will be
"English Language Arts Standards -Anchor Standards -College and Career Readiness Anchor
Standards for Reading." Common Core State Standards Initiative. Web. 12 Aug. 2012.
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
Matrix for School Librarians
Log 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
Jaeger, Paige. "8 Reasons to Read in the Common Core." Web log post.
Librarydoor. N.p., 08 Apr. 2013. Web. 13 Apr. 2013.
Jaeger, Paige. "A Match Well Made: The Standards' Emphasis on Information
Aligns with Librarians' Skills | On Common Core." School Library Journal. N.p., 01
Nov. 2012. Web. 13 Apr. 2013. <http://www.slj.com/2012/11/opinion/on-common-
Moreillon, 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.
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-