Our library provides a plethora of resources to help children succeed in the Common Core World we now live in.
Common Core state standards are designed to be relevant to the real world, so there is a strong focus on non-fiction reading. Encouraging students to read more non-fiction is now a necessity. The library can help!
Make real world reading more interesting by suggesting different non-fiction formats for students, including interviews, articles, reference books, biographies, recipes, news abstracts, tourism, speeches, training and experiments. In addition to all of the books in our collection, our databases have great information on all grade levels. Please ask a librarian about them!
Here are some useful links that offer suggestions on Common Core appropriate titles:
1. Appendix B: This is a large document found on EngageNY, our state’s official website to help implement the standards. The first 13 pages, the table of contents, give a list of different books in both fiction and non-fiction for each grade level. The whole document is 183 pages, giving samples of most works.
2. View School Library Journal’s 20 Outstanding Nonfiction Books for books on fascinating topics that are skillfully written and well researched. For elementary through high school level.
3. Scholastic magazine has created lists by grade level of their titles in both fiction and non-fiction. They also provide other useful resources and information.
This article was written by W. Osorno.