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Common Core Curator shares ideas for curating informational text articles by creating text sets, paired readings, and more by using online databases, print and ebooks, and free access online resources.

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Common Core Curator

  1. 1. Common Core Curator Linda Dougherty @ljdougherty Blog & Resources: MASL - Missouri Association of School Librarians Fall Forum 2013
  2. 2. AASL Conference #AASL14
  3. 3. Connect • Connect Common Core Standards with local, state, and national standards • Connect standards with information literacy skills. • Study the CCSS literally!
  4. 4. Connect • Connect AASL Cross Walk of the Common Core Standards • Use the College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards as a beginning point.
  5. 5. 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 sophisticated nonfiction. "English Language Arts Standards -Anchor Standards -College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading." Common Core State Standards Initiative. Web. 12 Aug. 2012.
  6. 6. Matrix for School Librarians
  7. 7. What is a Text Set?
  8. 8. Bundles! Book Bundles. Digital image. ALSC Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Nov. 2013.
  9. 9. Features of Strong Text Sets Strong text sets Weak text sets Build student knowledge about a topic, meaningful connection to the anchor text Texts are not related or connected across sets or they are only superficially connected. Texts are authentic, rich, and worthy of study. Only commissioned texts or textbook passages. Range of text types (literary and informational) and formats Focused exclusively on one genre or format (unless the set is a genre study) Text complexity levels support student achievement of the grade-level complexity demands of the CCSS. Text complexity levels are erratic and do not support the staircase of text complexity in the CCSS "Guide to Creating Text Sets for Grades 2 - 12." The Council of Chief State School Officers. The Council of Chief State School Officers, n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013. <>
  10. 10. Curating & Communicating Informational Text
  11. 11. Paired Texts – Fiction & Nonfiction
  12. 12. Paired Texts on Shared Topics index.php/books/detail/sharks/
  13. 13. Zoobooks. Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p2-3. 2p. Reading Level (Lexile): 910. Storyworks. Jan2013, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p24-27. 4p
  14. 14. Shark Video
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  16. 16. Identify the Anchor Text
  17. 17. Destiny Quest • Search by Lexile levels • Search for ebooks by content and Lexile level – especially books that have simultaneous access. • Make Resource Lists
  18. 18. Destiny Quest Searches
  19. 19. What to include? Children’s Literature Periodicals Text Set Primary Sources Digital
  20. 20. What to include? Fiction of all types, graphic novels, literature, poetry, biographies, nonfiction Newspapers, magazines, magazines for children & teens, news show transcripts Text Set Documents, letters, maps, photographs, diaries, historic homes, battlefield records, newspapers Songs, Videos, podcasts, photographs, art, interviews, online government records
  21. 21. Search for Ideas for Text Sets
  22. 22. Reading Writing Project
  23. 23. MOREnet Resources • Ebscohost 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.
  24. 24. Ebschost Advanced Search
  25. 25. Ebscohost Search by Source 1. Advanced Search 2. Change Search Field to SO Source 3. Key in Magazine Title
  26. 26. Ebscohost Search by Source Limit Search by • Source Types • Full Text • Publication Date
  27. 27. Search by Publications
  28. 28. Ebscohost – Search by Title Scholastic Education Magazines Examples Scholastic News – Grade 3 DynaMath – Grades 3 - 6 SuperScience – Grades 3 - 6 Storyworks – Grades 3 - 6 Junior Scholastic – Grades 6 - 8 Scholastic Scope – Grades 6 - 8 Scholastic Action – Grades 6 - 12 Scholastic Math – Grades 6 - 9 Science World – Grades 6 - 10
  29. 29. High School Resources
  30. 30. Ebscohost – Search by Title Search for Teacher Resources on Magazine Websites
  31. 31. Teacher Resources to support HTML text articles
  32. 32. More Ebscohost Titles
  33. 33. Ebscohost Search by Source
  34. 34. Teacher Guide Excerpt
  35. 35. Middle & High School Ideas for Informational Text Connect Science with High Interest Topics such as deer hunting.
  36. 36. Search for Magazine Articles Full Text – PDF Format
  37. 37. Text Set Worksheet Text Title Content Genre Medium Suggested Activities Title of Book, Article, Video, Citations Key Words, Vocabulary, Connect with common core standards Picture Book, Print or Digital Biography, (Add URL’s if Video, Podcast needed) Primary Source Curriculum Connections, lesson plans, integrate technology Make your own form that works best for your teachers. Use curriculum maps to select objectives and units of study. Organize text sets, paired readings or bundles. Virtual baskets with links to articles and online resources. Create real text set baskets to check out
  38. 38. Collaborating L.htm
  39. 39. ISAIL Example
  40. 40. Collaborating – Information Fluency Continuum
  41. 41. Teaching With Informational Texts and the IFC/CCSS Alignment: A Protocol for Planning Instruction
  42. 42. Teaching With Informational Texts and the IFC/CCSS Alignment: A Protocol for Planning Instruction
  43. 43. Utah Lesson Plans – Check out the Library Media Lessons
  44. 44. MORE FREE STUFF!
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  47. 47. PBS Learning Media
  48. 48. Collaborating • Click over lesson plans on Pinterest
  49. 49. More Informational Text Ideas – Add posters on walls where students line up.
  50. 50. Bulletin Boards: Data Walls, Wonder Research Questions, or Vocabulary Word Walls
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  52. 52. Become a Common Core Curator!
  53. 53. School Librarians Supporting Common Core
  54. 54. Works Cited  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. <>  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. < 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. <>.
  55. 55. Works Cited Cappiello, Mary Ann., and Erika Thulin. Dawes. Teaching with Text Sets. Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education, 2013. Print. Duke, Nell. "Starting Out: To Use in K–3." Educational Leadership:Tackling Informational Text. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2013. <>. "Guide to Creating Text Sets for Grades 2 - 12." The Council of Chief State School Officers. The Council of Chief State School Officers, n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2013. < Guide%20to%20Creating%20Text%20Sets.docx>.