Common Core. Uncommon Challenge. Learning Outcomes. Examine and evaluate how informational text/nonfiction should be incorporated into your common core classroom and library.
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And why am I here?
The fact that we define skills young people in 46 states need to acquire does not mean every school and library in those states must get there the same way.
Change is coming
Change is here
Where are you?
(Draft NYS CC K-8 SS Framework – 9/13/12)
(but we have a good sense of what they will be)
“Narrative” and “Informational” texts are to be:
Where to find everything?
Links and Handouts
Password is sls
Thanks to – Carolyn Walker Jordan Central School, West Jordan, UT for use of the Information Text Feature handout.
“Sometimes it is hardest to see the things that are right before your eyes.”
“ before your eyes.” What is right in front of my eyes that I am missing?”
--Dr Lee Berger
Where do you start?
Say, It Three Times and
REALLY MEAN IT!!!
What Qualities do these books have?
English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
Page Two - Simple Brief
Signal Words: Complexity, Quality, and Range
Brief – Good and Bad Why?
An Open Invitation
Good for libraries – Great for Everyone!
“Pick Me” Shelf Talkers
How does this book become a book?
" before your eyes.” Bad libraries build collections; good libraries build services (after all a collection is only one type of service);great libraries build communities."from Dr. David Lankes, June 12, 2012
Exactly what CC emphasizes: rather than disguised, but allow readers to find dissenting views and counter evidence
Develop a crosswalk:
✓What were last year’s standards?
✓What does CC expect?
✓Where are the gaps?