A set of standards designed to better prepare k-12 students for college and careers Think more critically about what they are reading Compare multiple sources in different formats Use more primary resources Less personal opinion, and more “sourced evidence” displayed in student’s writing By 2014-15 school year, standards call for 50% informational text in elementary schools; 55% in middle schools; and 70% in high schools
COMMON CORE MISCONCEPTIONSNOT federal standards created by the Council of Chief State School Officers withinput from state governorsNOT all 50 states are on board Texas, Alaska, Virginia, Minnesota and Nebraska are outFiction is NOT being replaced by non-fictionAppendix B is NOT a recommended reading list meant to show the types of materials that meet core standards
designed to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to ensure alignment with the standards in English language arts (ELA) and literacy for history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Publisher’s Criteria So what does this mean for public libraries?
Share online resources Create booklists pairing and databases fiction and nonfiction Joint newsletter to titles parents with schools Meet and collaborate Collection development with school librarians assistance Create teacher cards at Mock Sibert events your library Parent Information Host New Book Forums Nonfiction Storytimes using non fiction titles for for school age students teachers Homework Help Demos ???? YOUR IDEAS????
PTA created fliers by grade Engage New York Parent Page Common Core State Standards Booklist Common Core Resources SLJ Op-Ed Piece on Appendix B How to find a book’s lexile