Resources for Librarians, Teachers, Parents and Students:

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NEW! Add your Input - Short survey on collection development policies, selection and the Common Core for school librarians:

From The Publishers Weekly "Cut To The Core Column" Information Literacy Month Resources:

From The Publishers Weekly "Cut To The Core Column" A Back To School Toolkit of Resources:

Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards

Common Core Writing Poster Created by Paige Jaeger

Embracing The Common Core…What does it look like and what’s my role?
Pamphlet created by Paige Jaeger

Clear and concise resources from the National PTA. Available in English and Spanish:

School librarians are valuable in implementing Common Core - From NY State School Boards Association:

Interactive resources to plan Common Core lessons. From School Library Journal

EngageNY: A website of lesson plans, professional development tools, assessment information and more. From The New York State Education Department

LearnZillion: 2,000+ high quality Common Core lesson plans

The New York Times Learning Network: Primary Sources Meet Free Web 2.0 Tools For Common Core Learning

The Common Core Conversation - Numerous Resources and Lesson Plans - Senior Editor is Kristina Holzweiss "The Laptop Lieberrian"

"Live Binder" of Resources on the Common Core From Live Binders:

Common Core Resources for New York State Libraries From The New York State Department of Education:

Resources to Support English Language Learners and Dual Language classrooms

Common Core en Español

Normas para la enseñanza de las artes de lenguaje en español

Common Core Bilingual Standards


"Level It" IOS "App": Scan to instantly receive Lexile Levels of Book Titles

Common Core "App"
For the iPhone/iPad:

For Android Platforms:


Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

A Librarian's Tricks for Finding Those 'Complex Texts' by Christopher Harris

The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends by
Timothy Shanahan

The Common Core Standards: Truths, Untruths and Ambiguities by Patte Barth

Common Core: Love it or Hate It? By Tamara Cox

From NPR: New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College - But At What Cost

From NPR: Educational Panel Unveils Core K-12 Standards

Literacy and The Common Core: Reflecting on the Research

From School Library Journal: Deconstruction Nonfiction - On Common Core Standards

Response: Ways To Try Using The CCSS With English Language Learners

Testing Groups Work on Accessibility for English Language Learners

Controversies Surrounding The Common Core

Cut To The Core: Has Common Core Rollout Gone Awry

Video: Common Core Pushback States Worried About New Education Standards

From Diane Ravitch's Blog: Why I oppose Common Core standards

From NYSUT: Common Core: Moving Too Fast On Testing

From Diane Ravitch's Blog: What's Wrong With The Common Core Standards

From USA Today: Common Core Standards Drive Wedge In Education Circles

From the "Seattle Education 2010" Blog: A Teacher Says "No!" to Common Core Standards

Common Core: Will It Hurt Struggling Readers

Common Core Supporter: I See The Opportunity Being Squandered

From Education Week: Testing, The Common Core and Consumer Resistance

From NPR: 'Core' Curriculum Puts Education Experts At Odds

From Education News: As Testing Continues, More Parents Opting Kids Out