November 15: Are Your Resources Common

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Is Your Library Common Core Aligned?
Guest Speaker
Jan Snyder - District Media Specialist, Oregon City Schools
Common Core State Standards
• Adopted by 45 states
• Will be fully
implemented fall of
2014
• Not a ‘how to’ but
‘end result’
• Layered complexity
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http://www.corestandards.org/.
What is the goal of CCSS?
Glen Warren
Vice President of Government Relations
California School Library Association
What is the Library’s Role?
• Support classroom
instruction
• Team with teachers in
joint instruction
• Provide resources to
support CCSS both in
print and digitally
• Be aware of the new
‘stretched’ Lexile ranges
What is the big ‘hoopla’ about infomational text?
• Critical reading
• Specific skills
• Percentage of
time in
informational
text
Standards Progression
• Same standard
across grade
levels
• Increased
layers of
complexity
across grades
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9 Identify basic
similarities in and differences between
two texts on the same topic (e.g., in
illustrations, descriptions, or
procedures). (grade 1)
CSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.9 Compare and
contrast the most important points and
key details presented in two texts on the
same topic. (grade 3)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9 Integrate
information from several texts on the
same topic in order to write or speak
about the subject knowledgeably.
(grade 5)
Where are the gaps in my collection?
What does ‘Common Core Aligned’ mean?
Digital Support of CCSS
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Databases
eBook collections
Online video streaming
Joint partners with public libraries (get library
cards in the hands of students)
Digital Support Through Databases
Digital Support Through eBook Collections
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Follett Shelf
Overdrive
Mackin VIA (free sample collection)
Capstone (free sample collection)
Many, many vendors
Ebook Databases – TumbleBooks
• TumbleBooks
How can I help teachers through my library?
Non-Fiction Text
Grade 5 has two non-fiction units: “Space”, which
includes Black Hole is not a Hole by Carolyn
DeCristofano and Black Holes by Ker Than.
“Inventions” include the titles Girls think of Everything:
Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by
Catherine Thimmesh, and Toys! Amazing Stories
Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson.
Theme 1: Space (5.RI.5.1, 5.RI.5.2, 5.RI.5.3,
5.RI.5.4, 5.RI.5.5, 5.RI.5.6, 5.RI.5.8, 5.RI.5.9)
Black Hole is not a Hole by Carolyn DeCristofano
(Lexile 900) (new title)
Black Holes by Ker Than (Lexile 940) (new title)
Paired titles and CCSS corelations
This set of paired texts explores black holes in space. Additional features include
charts, diagrams, space photographs, a bibliography, index, glossary, timeline,
additional resources and web sites. They meet a number of 5th grade information
text standards. In particular Literacy.RI.5.4, 5 and 6 standards are met through
comparing and contrasting the overall structure of concepts or information in two or
more texts, the opportunity to analyze multiple accounts of the same topic, and
standard RI.5.9 which integrates information from several texts on the same topic.
Key Ideas and Details:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain
how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Craft and Structure:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g.,
chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts,
or information in two or more texts.
Titles selected for grade 2
Theme 1: How it Works (2.RI.1, 2.RI.2, 2.RI.3, 2.RI.5, 2.RI.6, 2.RI.7,
2.RI.8)
Castle: How it Works by David Macaulay (500L) (new title)
Jet Plane: How it Works by David Macaulay (560L) (new title)
Theme 2: Symmetry (2.RI.2.4, 2.RI.2.5, 2.RI.2.7)
Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy (640L) (new title)
Titles selected for grade 3
Theme 1: Space Exploration (3RI.3.1, 3.RI.3.2, 3.RI.3.3, 3.RI.3.4, 3.RI.3.5,
3.RI.3.7 3.RI.3.9)
Destined for Space: Our Story of Exploration by Don Nardo (NC720L) (new title)
Space Exploration by Christine Dugan (780L) (new title)
Theme 2: Interpreting Charts and Graphs (3.RI.3.4, 3.RI.3.7) (3.MD.B.3,
3.MD.B.4)
Tiger Math: Learning to Graph From a Baby Tiger by Ann Whitehead Magda (810L)
(new title)
Titles selected for grade 4
Theme 1: Earthquakes (4.RI.1,, 4.RI.3, 4.RI.4.4, 4.RI.7, 4.RI.4.9, 4.L.6,
CCRA.R.9)
Earthquakes by Ker Than (Lexile 890) (new title)
Surviving Earthquakes by Michael Burgan (Lexile NC850L) (new title)
Theme 2: Animals (4.RI.4.5 4.RI.4.7, 4.RI.4.8)
Saving the Ghost of the Mountain: An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in
Mongolia by Sy Montgomery (840L) (new title)
Titles selected for grade 5
Theme 1: Space (5.RI.5.2, 5.RI.5.3, 5.RI.5.4, 5.RI.5.5, 5.RI.5.6, 5.RI.5.9)
Black Hole is not a Hole by Carolyn DeCristofano (Lexile 900) (new title)
Black Holes by Ker Than (Lexile 940) (new title)
Theme 2: Inventions (5.RI.5.1, 5.RI.5.2 5.RI.5.5, 5.RI.5.8)
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine
Thimmesh (Lexile 960) (new title)
Toys! Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson (Lexile
920) (new title)
Titles selected for grade 6
Theme 1: Chicago Fire (6.RI.6.2 6.RI.6.3, 6.RI.6.6, 6.RI.6.8 6.RI.6.9,
6.RH.6-8.5, 6.RH.6-8.8)
Great Chicago Fire by Lisa Owens (Lexile 1010)
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy (Lexile 1130)
Titles selected for grade 7
Theme 1: Holocaust (7.RI.7.1, 7RI.7.2, 7.RI.7.3, 7.RI.7.5, 7.RI.7.6, 7.RI.7.8,
7.RI.7.9, RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8)
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by
Doreen Rappaport (Lexile 1030)
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Lexile
1050)
Titles selected for grade 8
Theme 1: Titanic (8.RI.8.3, 8.RI.8.6, 8.RI.8.8, RH.6-8.1, RH6-8.5, RH.6-8.6,
RH.6-8.7, RH.6-8.8)
Iceberg Right Ahead! The Tragedy of the Titanic by Stephanie Sammartino
McPherson (Lexile 1070)
Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson (Lexile 1040)
What’s next??
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