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Common Core: Negotiating the Nonfiction Landscape

Post by Beth Gerall
Posted May 02, 2013 in Common Core, Kids & Book News, NoveList K-8 Plus

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The Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical studies were first released in 2010, with all but 5 states adopting them as of this blog post. There has been a flood of information, praise, and critique relating to Common Core. This new blog series is intended to process this plethora of information and pass it onto you. In this inaugural post, I’ll be discussing the goals that the Common Core Standards are trying to achieve, and give you some tips for meeting them.

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Take Advantage of Summer Reading and Create Lifelong Library Users

Post by Nancy Dowd
Posted April 24, 2013 in Common Core, LibraryAware

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Summer reading season is almost upon us. This is a great opportunity to start building your email lists of parents to take you through the next school year. 

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Common Core: It’s not happening without the librarian

Post by Julie Corsaro
Posted September 12, 2012 in Common Core, Kids & Book News, NoveList K-8 Plus, Special Announcements

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Marc Aronson is a passionate and thoughtful advocate for the role of nonfiction in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). He recently founded “The Uncommon Corps” as a resource to share information and expertise about nonfiction in the English Language Arts and Content Literacy standards...

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Common Core: Authentic Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

Post by Julie Corsaro
Posted September 11, 2012 in Common Core, Kids & Book News, NoveList Plus, Special Announcements

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Mary Ann Cappiello is an Associate Professor in the Language and Literacy Division of the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Together with her “Uncommon Corps” colleagues Marc Aronson and Myra Zarnowski, she is co-author of the series “On Common Core” in School Library Journal’s Curriculum Connections.

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