Getting Nudged by Common Core … and Nudging Back

Well, we’re inching close to summertime for all of you, which means that School Library Monthly’s authors are revving up to get the back-to-school issue started! In fact, we’re hoping to get a head start on all of the coming year’s columns!

This year’s themes revolve around the key ideas being discussed surrounding the Common Core State Standards, though they have relevance in non-Common Core states as well.

This year’s columns will look a bit different, but we want to make sure you have a chance to be heard.

Our first topic will be informational texts. Here are some questions we’re thinking about:

- How are you teaching about informational texts?

- How is your collection changing? (Or IS it changing?)

- How are classroom collections changing (and who’s paying and picking out the materials)?

- What kinds of PD are you doing that leverage your expertise with collection development and informational text?

- What is the role of the Web in ramping up the use of informational text?

- What is the role of textbooks when it comes to informational text?

- How are you re-envisioning the use of databases when it comes to informational text?

- How are you talking with parents about informational text?

- What resources are you drawing upon?

Thanks for giving this some thought!



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