What's Happening at the Core? An update & at look at publishers' responses to the standards.
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MicroInfoGraphic f1 OL1 What’s Happening at the Core?
President's Day | Books for Celebration. New nonfiction to add to your collection.
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Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything Book Review
Children's books on the founding fathers.
Thomas Jefferson by Maira Kalman - Text and colorful illustrations shed light on the life and interests of Thomas Jefferson. Nancy Paulsen Books Gr. 1-4 Nonfiction Picture Book Starred Reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
Searching for Sarah Rector | An Interview with Tonya Bolden. An incredible story of oil, land allotments, and the "Richest Black Girl in America."
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Searching for Sarah Rector : the richest Black girl in America by Tonya Bolden ---- Recounts the story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society. (July)
Amazon.com: Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as “the richest black girl in America.” Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns.
Book #2 Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America by Tonya Bolden #ResolveToRead #2014
Inquiry and Integration Across the Curriculum | Measurement. Children’s literature can support youngsters as they learn about math concepts and tools.
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does your pup measure up?...covers five 2nd grade CCSS for measurement and data
School Is a Happy Place: Measuring Penny: A Must Read Mentor Text and a FREE Measurement Activity
ut since I'm already thinking about my next unit to teach - measurement - I'll share about my favorite picture book for that unit.
Measuring Penny, Children's book about measurement system
"Remember the Ladies" | Women Who Changed America. Introduce these individuals who stared down stereotypes, hurdled over social boundaries, and utilized their unique talents and abilities to follow their dreams.
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Founding Mothers, great for 2nd grade social studies lesson
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FOUNDING MOTHERS by Cokie Roberts Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies reveals the accomplishments of the women involved in the American Revolution behind the scenes. These women's courageous acts contributed to the founding of America. This book supports the Common Core State Standards with a rich time line, biographies, an author's note, and additional web resources in the back matter. Grades 4-5
"No More Yucky Spinach" | The Nonfiction of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pickney. Consider this dynamic author-illustrator team as the subject of your next nonfiction author(s) study.
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2013 Coretta Scott King Award Winner - Author, Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. "Hand in Hand" presents the stories of 10 men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. Men profiled include Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack H. Obama II. Illustrations.
"Hand in hand: ten black men who changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney. 2013 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author of outstanding books for children and young adults.
Hand In Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America By Andrea Davis Pinkney - Black History Month #books
New Nonfiction to start the year.
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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman -- an insightful look at "the other Ellis Island" for grades 5-8
Angel Island by Russell Freedman - Explores the lives and treatment of Asian immigrants detained at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco, California, during the early twentieth century. Clarion Gr. 4-8 Nonfiction Starred Reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
Angel Island by Russell Freedman [Clarion Books, $17.99 hc] Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, "the other Ellis Island" processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea.
Find out more about PBS LearningMedia, a content-rich, free resource for educators. It's too good to miss!
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Find out more about PBS LearningMedia, a content-rich, free resource for educators.
Looking for sophisticated digital stories to share with teens and tweens? This one has teacher resources.
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Midnight Feast find the review at: http://digital-storytime.com/
'Work and Wages': A standards-based lesson plan for high school students
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Great Beginnings | Books for Emergent Readers. Like all youngsters, kids learning to read benefit from exposure to high-quality titles that blend well-written narratives with eye-catching illustrations.
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Great Beginnings | Books for Emergent Readers Like all youngsters, kids learning to read benefit from exposure to high-quality titles that blend well-written narratives with eye-catching illustrations. Use these titles to implement core standards: to explore characterization, setting, plot, and point of view; and initiating discussion of key details and themes.
Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be available July 2013. Bully doesn't have anything nice to say and learns an important lesson. A great book to engage little ones in talking about the impact our words make.
Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Can't we all just get along? A poignant picture book by a Caldecott Honor winner.
"Bully," by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Bully doesn't have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he's been taught: Chicken! Slow poke! You stink! Laura Vaccaro Seeger's bold, graphic artwork, along with her spare but powerful words, make for a tender, hilarious, and thoughtful tale.
A Public and School Librarian Find Common Ground on the Common Core
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A School and Public Librarian Find Common Ground on the Common Core - read their comments about lexile being reductive and just a starting place, not the end. Also in some districts even the school librarians are not part of the feedback loop.
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Elementary teachers in search of an entertaining nonfiction author study need look no further than Meghan McCarthy.
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Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas by Megan McCarthy. An introduction to biographies for our second grade students.
Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas - Meghan McCarthy
Strong Man website. This picture book biography tells the story of Charles Atlas, a scrawny Italian immigrant who transformed himself into "The World's Most Perfectly Developed Man" and moved generations to embrace fitness. Also visit http://charlesatlas.com/ and you can still find his fitness program.
The new Next Generation Science Standards have been written with direct connections to the CCSS embedded within them, making it more manageable for teachers to integrate curriculum. Here is a sample elementary lesson.
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The new Next Generation Science Standards have been written with direct connections to the CCSS embedded within them, making it more manageable for teachers from kindergarten through high school to integrate curriculum. Here is a sample elementary lesson.
Making the reading-writing connection for students in the Common Core era requires models of good literature, a keen understanding of text craft and structure, and solid skills in writing conventions.
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Super Grammar | Paperback | The Scholastic Store grammar rules taught by comic book heroes and villains. Love it. 7 & up.
way to illustrate grammar lessons! Super Grammar -- "Learn Grammar with Superheroes"
Learn grammar with Superheroes! Here's the Super Grammar book cover.
Planning Common Core Lessons?: Free, Web-based applications can help align your plans with the new standards
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Mastery Connect: screencast tutorial by School Library Journal Common Core
Author and educator Kathleen Odean offers "20 Outstanding Nonfiction Titles" that will engage kids and teens and meet the goals of the CCSS.
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Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) by Phillip Hoose, WOW!!! This bird is amazing!
School Library Journal -- Outstanding Nonfiction Books | Core Essentials
The author examines what close reading means--and is--from Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad' books to college texts.
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Summer Book Bundle ends in a few hours
Authors of nonfiction for young readers model specific writing styles and techniques that demonstrate a command of the written word, engage and hook readers, and help to explain and contextualize important concepts.
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Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books): Marilyn Nelson: 9781932425123: Amazon.com: Books
Carol Burris on the problems with the coming CCSS assessments.
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Principal says "Don't buy the bunk" about Common Core tests
The Common Core standards put a premium on exploration and discovery. So does the author Loree Griffin Burns.
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Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns and Ellen Harasimowicz. (Informational Book list) Find this under QL 51 B87 2012 j
Looks like a great non-fiction to incorporate into the science classroom
Great nature books for kids
Citizen Scientists: Be a Part of Scientific Discovery from Your Own Backyard - by Loree Griffin Burns; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz. Anyone can get involved in gathering data for ongoing, actual scientific studies such as the Audubon Bird Count and FrogWatch USA. Just get out into a field, urban park, or your own backyard. You can put your nose to a monarch pupa or listen for raucous frog calls. You can tally woodpeckers or sweep the grass for ladybugs. This book will show you how.
Children's Book Committee's July pick - CITIZEN SCIENTISTS: BE A PART OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD by Loree Griffin Gurns, illustrated by Ellen Harasimowicz (Henry Holt & Co, 2012) Fall butterflying, winter birding, spring frogging, summer ladybugging – the techniques and equipment needed to enjoy contributing to the advance of knowledge of the natural world. Useful glossary, resources, bibliography. (8-14)
The CCSS call for "close reading." What does this mean and what does it look like? The author explains.
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Common Core Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy
Barbara Kerley, an author known for her quality nonfiction, has revamped her website with the CCSS in mind.