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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/53F3VQC


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

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/59661-the-common-core-toolkit-october-2013.html


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

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/58986-the-common-core-toolkit-september-2013.html


Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards
http://edupln.ning.com/video/video/show?id=4241570:Video:195143

Common Core Writing Poster Created by Paige Jaeger

http://www.wswheboces.org/SSS.cfm?subpage=595


Embracing The Common Core…What does it look like and what’s my role?
Pamphlet created by Paige Jaeger
http://www.nyscea.org/data/1306542295_CommoncorelexilePJ.pdf

Clear and concise resources from the National PTA. Available in English and Spanish:
http://pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2909

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

http://www.nyssba.org/news/2013/03/08/on-board-online-march-11-2013/school-librarians-valuable-behind-scenes-as-schools-adopt-common-core-standards/

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

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/01/opinion/cool-tools/planning-common-core-lessons-help-is-here-free-web-based-applications-ease-the-way-for-aligning-your-plans-to-the-new-standards-cool-tools-january-2013/


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

http://engageny.org/

LearnZillion: 2,000+ high quality Common Core lesson plans
http://learnzillion.com

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

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/guest-post-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"

http://www.commoncoreconversation.com/#sthash.3L64WWrz.dpbs

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

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=754207


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

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/commoncore/index.html


Resources to Support English Language Learners and Dual Language classrooms


Common Core en Español

http://commoncore-espanol.com/

Normas para la enseñanza de las artes de lenguaje en español

http://maec.ceee.gwu.edu/sites/default/files/NormasDL_MAECSu2011.pdf

Common Core Bilingual Standards

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/biling/docs/MarRegPPCCSESL-NLAPDF.pdf


Applications


"Level It" IOS "App": Scan to instantly receive Lexile Levels of Book Titles
http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2013/01/level-it-books.html?m=1

Common Core "App"
For the iPhone/iPad:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/common-core-standards/id439424555?mt=8

For Android Platforms:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.masteryconnect.CommonCore&hl=en


Articles


Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/09/12/03librarians_ep.h32.html?tkn=ZXQFkMTchljSkdImv1tI5uPveWln4iZpZuHm&cmp=clp-edweek

A Librarian's Tricks for Finding Those 'Complex Texts' by Christopher Harris
http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/07/k-12/a-librarians-tricks-for-finding-those-complex-texts-cited-in-the-common-core/

The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends by
Timothy Shanahan
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec12/vol70/num04/The-Common-Core-Ate-My-Baby-and-Other-Urban-Legends.aspx

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patte-barth/the-common-core-standards_1_b_3149738.html

Common Core: Love it or Hate It? By Tamara Cox
http://e-literatelibrarian.blogspot.com/2012/09/common-core-love-it-or-hate-it.html

From NPR: New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College - But At What Cost
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/19/169798643/new-reading-standards-aim-to-prep-kids-for-college-but-at-what-cost

From NPR: Educational Panel Unveils Core K-12 Standards
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/03/education_panel_unveils_core_k.html

Literacy and The Common Core: Reflecting on the Research
http://www.edweek.org/ew/events/chats/2012/11/27/index.html#email

From School Library Journal: Deconstruction Nonfiction - On Common Core Standards
http://www.slj.com/2013/01/standards/common-core/deconstructing-nonfiction-on-common-core/

Response: Ways To Try Using The CCSS With English Language Learners http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2013/04/response_ways_to_try_using_the_ccss_with_english_language_learners.html

Testing Groups Work on Accessibility for English Language Learners
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2012/11/testing_groups_work_on_accessi.html



Controversies Surrounding The Common Core

Cut To The Core: Has Common Core Rollout Gone Awry

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/59943-cut-to-the-core.html

Video: Common Core Pushback States Worried About New Education Standards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H34ndCeV1o

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/26/why-i-oppose-common-core-standards-ravitch/

From NYSUT: Common Core: Moving Too Fast On Testing

http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/nysutunited_18635.htm

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

http://dianeravitch.net/2012/08/17/whats-wrong-with-the-common-core-standards/

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

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-04-28/common-core-education/54583192/1

From the "Seattle Education 2010" Blog: A Teacher Says "No!" to Common Core Standards
http://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/a-teacher-says-no-to-common-core-standards/

Common Core: Will It Hurt Struggling Readers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/14/common-core-will-it-hurt-struggling-readers/

Common Core Supporter: I See The Opportunity Being Squandered
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/20/common-core-supporter-i-see-the-opportunity-being-squandered/

From Education Week: Testing, The Common Core and Consumer Resistance
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/top_performers/2013/04/testing_the_common_core_and_consumer_resistance.html

From NPR: 'Core' Curriculum Puts Education Experts At Odds
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/14/177175296/core-curriculum-puts-education-experts-at-odds

From Education News: As Testing Continues, More Parents Opting Kids Out
http://www.educationnews.org/parenting/as-testing-continues-more-parents-opting-kids-out/