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The Role of the School Librarian in Implementing the CCSS

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"This Action Brief for school librarians is... designed to provide these stakeholders — who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources — with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards."

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What Close Reading Actually Means

What Close Reading Actually Means | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
What Close Reading Actually Means
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Give this article a close reading.  Primary grade teachers, keep going--there's an excellent Frog and Toad example!

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Library of Congress Database-Search by Standards

Search for lesson plans, presentations, primary source sets, or collection.  

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SLJ Summit 2012: Nonfiction Authors Address the Common Core ...

SLJ Summit 2012: Nonfiction Authors Address the Common Core ... | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
Among other mandates, the Common Core State Standards (CC) ask students to “gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources” and “assess the credibility and accuracy of each source.” At the School ...
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SLJ's Resources on the Common Core | School Library Journal

SLJ's Resources on the Common Core | School Library Journal | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have become the topic du jour in educational circles, and librarians are key participants in the conversation. School Library Journal's Leadership Summit, “Advocacy and E-volution: ...
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The Classroom Bookshelf

The Classroom Bookshelf | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

This blog highlights quality nonfiction books and suggests lessons that incorporate them.  

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Finding great nonfiction--Talk to a Librarian!

Teachers and parents should consult with librarians about nonfiction for children. They’re the experts and the library is a great place to start.
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What does it mean that literacy crosses all subjects?

What does it mean that literacy crosses all subjects? | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

 Sourcing documents is a key skill within the curriculum for Reading Like A Historian. Discover a way to structure a sourcing lesson for your High School History class.  And remember, your library is an excellent place to start!

 


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Active Learning | Kristin Fontichiaro's Blog About Learning, Teaching, Making Things, and Libraries

Active Learning | Kristin Fontichiaro's Blog About Learning, Teaching, Making Things, and Libraries | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Archived CCSS workshop for school librarians.

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Librarydoor: Non-Fiction Fodder for the Common Core

Librarydoor: Non-Fiction Fodder for the Common Core | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Great ideas and links to lots of sites to find quality non-fiction!

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On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration | School Library Journal

On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration | School Library Journal | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
School Library Journal– On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration | School Library Journal - http://t.co/cNzBtWu4 via @SLJournal...
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A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core

A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
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Does the Common Core make school librarians even more valuable?

Does the Common Core make school librarians even more valuable? | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
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Does the Common Core make school librarians even more valuable?
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Common Core ELA Standards and Library Collaboration

Common Core ELA Standards and Library Collaboration | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
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After seeing Mrs. Sike's excellent K-5 handouts for teachers here <http://mrssikes.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/collaboration-with-common-core-state-standards>, I decided to make something for my 6th grade ELA teachers. Feel free to copy and adapt!

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Let your teachers know you and your library are ready for the Common Core! Feel free to edit for your own use.  

Jay Bansbach's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:41 AM

Great promotional item!!

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Common Core Vendors

Top 10 Questions to Ask Common Core Vendors | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Share with department chairs or administrators responsible for purchasing new textbooks or library materials.

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Wondering how to put Common Core into practice? It’s easier than you think. | School Library Journal

Wondering how to put Common Core into practice? It’s easier than you think. | School Library Journal | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Help students explore a topic with a variety of sources.  Your best resource for gathering these sources? Your library staff!

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Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Teacher Resources: Find Lesson Plans (and More) That Meet Your CCSS Needs | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Teacher Resources: Find Lesson Plans (and More) That Meet Your CCSS Needs | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards can be easily met using Library of Congress teacher resources, and a new tool lets you quickly find the best Library resources for your CCSS needs.
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The Uncommon Corps

The Uncommon Corps | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

An amazing group of "Champions of Nonfiction Literature" blogging about nonfiction, Common Core, reading, etc.  

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On Common Core | Creating Community | School Library Journal

On Common Core | Creating Community | School Library Journal | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

A "Nonfiction Tasting" for teachers!  Offering chocolate is a brilliant idea!  

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Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:26 PM

I like this idea of sharing a variety of texts with the teachers so they know what is available in the library.

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Information literacy is a key componet of many aspects of the Common Core.  Let's begin teaching students about research now!

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CCSS Resources from Booklist

CCSS Resources from Booklist | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

All of Booklist's resources gathered in one spot--links to articles, the Bookends blog, access to webinars, and Julie Green's Unpacking a Standard column.

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Information Literacy Tutorial--Essential for CCSS

Information Literacy Tutorial--Essential for CCSS | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

This would be a very useful introduction  to research skills in grades 9-12, or even 7/8 honors classes!  Would work best when collaborating with library staff. Thanks to Lydia Smith-Davis for sharing!

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Book Trailers for Readers - Book Trailers and Common Core Standards

Book Trailers for Readers - Book Trailers and Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Great infographic showing how creating book trailers can meet many strands of ELA CCSS.

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Carmen McQueen's curator insight, April 30, 2015 10:30 AM

View examples of book trailers

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Crowdsourcing Fifty (or so) ways to leave your paper: « NeverEndingSearch

Crowdsourcing Fifty (or so) ways to leave your paper: « NeverEndingSearch | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Share with teachers who worry about assigning (and assessing) endless research reports to meet the CCSS.  Excellent ideas from Joyce Valenza.

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