Hi, y’all —
For the first time ever, the great majority of states have adopted a common vision for the standards students should reach in English Language Arts (including informational text in content areas) and Math. Whether you like it or lump it, agree or disagree with the Standards, it means that the great majority of librarians and educators in this country are facing the implementation of the same thing. And it means that we have the potential for unprecedented levels of sharing and collaboration.
So from time to time, we’ll lasso up some resources here in the Common Corral (Common Core-ral. Get it? Get it? Oh, that librarian humor slays me every time.) that you can share with teachers or others in your community or use in your own libraries to align practice.
And for those of you not subject to Common Core (check out the map here if you’re not sure), we’ll be back in our next post with our regularly-scheduled programming.
Today’s resource comes courtesy of Alice Yucht’s terrific Y’s Guide blog.
Education.com has an easy-to-read two-page article introducing parents to the Common Core Standards and offering simple strategies to help kids prepare.
This gives a really basic overview of what’s changing, testing, and the CCS focus on career and college readiness. So although this link could go in a school newsletter or on a PTA agenda, courtesy of the library, it could be a nice simple introduction for classroom teachers just becoming aware of the changes.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the article:
Rawhide! (Somehow, I just felt compelled to say that.)