Annotations of excellent nonfiction books for middle school and high school at the Common Core recommended Lexile reading levels with suggestions for ways to use them within the standards, technology or web tie-ins, and related fiction titles.
A group of librarians and educators sharing their knowledge of non-fiction literature and providing access to kid-friendly, standards-based instructional ideas as they transition to the new Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Content Literacy.
Discover writers whose words are presenting nonfiction in a whole new way. Learn how these writers practice their craft: research techniques, fact gathering and detective work. Check out how they make the facts interesting and write something kids will love to read.
EngageNY is a website dedicated to providing resources for New York State teachers. EngageNY has a great deal of information and resources pertaining to the Common Core. These include a curricular maps, rubrics, and assessment resources.
The Framework presents a view of teaching and learning that combines a focus on student outcomes with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.
NYS Learning Standards searchable by standard, performance indicator, grade level, subject area, or keyword. You can browse and search the standards and educational resources including lesson plans, activities, web-based resources, interactive documents, manipulatives, simulations, etc. for free.
Digital Resources for teaching with the Common Core
Official Library of Congress' free resource about the Common Core. Materials include lesson plans, themed resources, primary source sets, presentations and activities, and collection connections. Teacher resources: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/
Funded by a Library of Congress grant the Teaching with Primary Sources Program is an engaging, project-based learning program that uses digitized primary sources from the Library of Congress to foster student inquiry and personal connections.