Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K-5 School Librarians, 1st Edition

  • Carl A. Harvey II
  • Linda L. Mills
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610694929
  • ISBN-13: 9781610694926
  • DDC: 027.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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As elementary schools in nearly all 50 states are faced with meeting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), school librarians need to understand the challenges and have lesson plans ready to help. This resource introduces the CCSS in English and mathematics to K-5 librarians and aides, helping them to understand the concepts, analyzing the impact on the school library, and providing lesson plans, resources, and other tools for implementation in integrated instruction with other curricula and collaborative teaching with other elementary teachers. Based upon the authors' own experiences in adopting the CCSS in their school, the included exemplar lesson plans and ideas are designed to support school librarians as they begin to collaborate with teachers in using the Common Core Standards in their daily classroom instruction. The book also discusses the opportunities for advocacy that result from the librarian's instrumental role in implementing the CCSS, both as a staff developer and a collaborative partner teacher.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Are the Common Core Standards?.
2: What Are the Connections with School Library Standards?.
3: How Will the Common Core Impact the Administration of a School Library?.
4: How Will the Common Core Impact Instruction In/Out of the School Library?.
5: Common Core, Professional Development, and Advocacy.
6: Sample Lesson Plans—Kindergarten.
7: Sample Lesson Plans—First Grade.
8: Sample Lesson Plans—Second Grade.
9: Sample Lesson Plans—Third Grade.
10: Sample Lesson Plans—Fourth Grade.
11: Sample Lesson Plans—Fifth Grade.
Appendix A: Children’s Literature Bibliography.
Appendix B: Blank Budget Justification Sheet.
Appendix C: Staff/Student Survey Samples.
Appendix D: Common Core Bibliography.
Appendix E: Research Journal.
Appendix F: Technology on the Net.
About the Authors.