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Librarians Unite Resources for the CCSS. Denise Trombly Library Media Specialist New Searles Elementary [email protected] Key Components of Presentation. Library Media Specialists/School Librarian role Resources for ELA, (reading, writing and research) Math, Science/Social Studies

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Librarians UniteResources for the CCSS

Denise Trombly

Library Media Specialist

New Searles Elementary

[email protected]

Key Components of Presentation

  • Library Media Specialists/School Librarian role

  • Resources for ELA, (reading, writing and research) Math, Science/Social Studies

  • Generally Useful tools

  • Supporting Info re CCSS changes

    Changes in ELA (easy version)

    What’s in and what’s out (easier yet)

    Changes in Math and sample progressions

What is going on?

  • Common Core

  • Testing

  • Devices galore

  • Frantic Teachers seeking resources

  • Districts scrambling to develop curriculum and find resources

  • Increasing need for PD,PLC, XFTs, Lots of testing

Who do they call at you school?

I really need X for this morning

Can we


Do we have anything about?

What’s a good book about?

Can you help me


How do I?

Do you know where?

But it is in appendix B

ELA Reading…think multimodal

  • Pairings: “Rainy, Windy, Snowy, Sunny Days” Phyllis Perry or Snowflake Bentley, link to weather , Ladybug book tied to non fiction, Mr. Lincoln’s Wishers, Esperanza Rising” “Bud not Buddy” music or history

  • I love My White shoes Pete the Cat to music/video

  • Imag-n-o-tron “The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore” also on Youtube

  • Wizards Poetry pickle

  • Book reviews…on video

  • Non fiction….scavenger hunt

ELA Writing

  • Share my Lessonor poetry

  • Xtranormal ( simple text to video)

  • Six word poetry or memoirs or biographies

  • Word Clouds (taxedo, wordle, text is beautiful)

  • Poetry “Its Fun to Write Fairy Tales”

  • Newspaper clipping generator

  • Fairy Tales Lessons plans


  • If you can Google it, it is not a good or robust research project… eliminate simply fact fetching

  • Repackage…country reports, state reports, biography reports, why, which, what if, should, so what

  • Evidence(Stossel, longer school days, video games, Best quarterback)

  • N is for Nashua Alphabet book

  • Sample format for evidence based research

  • WISE model for research

  • The Ultimate Expedition Game (Upstart)

  • Bogus research…students get punked

  • Reference Where to look for information

Math Resources

  • Books like: “Analyzing Data in the Jungle Park Case” by Einspruch, “Baseball: the math of the game” by Adamson, “The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math” by Connolly

  • “Sumdog” subscription: Set up like a game where students can complete from school or home

  • Bill McCallum mathematical practice

  • cool math games, IXL, Learning progressions University of Arizona,

Social Studies/Science Resources

  • AV2 Books (Geography and History)

  • Odesseyware ( software)

  • Teacher sharing sites Learn zillion &Teachers pay teacher

  • Scholastic ( tours and tools)

  • Discovery Education (videos+)

  • Culturegrams (database)

  • History

More General Resources to use

  • Big Universe (non-fiction read to or research)

  • Noodlebib

  • Culturegrams ( social studies)

  • Achievethecore ( lessons)

  • The Hunt Institute (CCSS videos from multiple states)

  • “Implementing the Common Core State Standards” (Role of the School Librarian) AASL November 2013

  • Gettysburg Schools good examples for many of the CCSS areas

  • Pinterest has many great ideas

  • Mrs Mitchell activities...many topics


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Even More to Highlight

  • Non fiction games

  • Digital Library (Eno/Smart) Also articles

  • KIDS Online resources

  • White board Interactive games

  • Fairy Tales Lessons plans

  • All topics 15-30 minute activites

  • Technology: Adam Walsh video on Internet Safety, Webanots, Welcome to the Web, FauxPaws (Digital Wish)

More General Resources on Common Core Pro and Con

  • AASL

  • Choice Literacy….articles

  • Educore

  • Lots of info on Livebinders

  • NYC curriculum information

  • Article LibrariaCTA

  • GREAT critical article by Publishers weekly July 2012

  • International Reading Association

  • You Tube...value of libraries and librarians

Opportunity sometimes just pops up

  • Holiday Research… Recipes, Holidays around the World, The invention of Toys

  • “N is for Nashua” ( community, research, arts)

  • Literature and real life: Amherst St School Cynthia Lord book with special needs class

  • Adopt a Book Birch Hill

  • Manners module

Your ideas…to be included in final posting

  • Answers to questions like ..How do we resource-up?, Sourcing and budgets? Where is the best stuff? New or retrofit? Library and or classroom book sets?

  • And don’t forget…Digital Wish, DonorsChoose, Liverealchange, Wegivebooks for $$$

  • What is your one best go to resource?


“Not in his goals but in his transitions is man great”…Emerson

  • CCSS is here

  • Provides opportunity for creativity and, our strength, research and sourcing

  • Have fun with it

Summary of Changes ELA

  • Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction

  • Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational

  • Regular practice with complex text and its academic language

What’s in What’s out

Leveled texts (only)

Reading any ‘ol text

Solely literature

Collection of unrelated texts

Mostly text-to-self questions

Personal opinions about issues

Accent on literary terminology

Emphasis on pre-reading

Reading strategies

(Just) Remediation

  • Daily encounters w/complex texts

  • Texts worthy of close attention

  • Balance of literary and info text

  • Coherent sequence of text

  • Mostly text dependent questions

  • Evidence based analyses

  • Accent on academic vocabulary

  • Emphasis on reading & rereading

  • Reading strategies

  • Pre-mediation

Summary of Changes MATH

  • Focus: Depth not breadth

  • Coherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics

  • Rigor: In major topics, pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency and application

Math Examples Progression Grade K-6

  • Add/subtract within 5

  • Add/subtract within 10

  • Add/subtract within 20 (know single-digit sums from memory)

  • Add/subtract within 100

  • Multiply/divide within 100 (know single-digit products from memory)

  • Add/subtract within 1000

  • Add/subtract within 1,000,000

  • Multi-digit multiplication

  • Multi-digit division

  • Multi-digit decimal operations

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