[kids-lib] Common Core Guides for Parents

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Tue Jan 28 16:25:55 PST 2014

Please pardon the cross-posting.

With all the attention the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and mathematics are receiving, you may be getting requests from parents who want to better understand the implications for their children.

The National PTA and the Council of Great City Schools (Common Core Works) offer free, downloadable brochures with CCSS information organized by grade level. Each brochure or roadmap is in color and available in English and Spanish. The publications give some background about the Common Core, offer specific examples of skills and expectations for that grade level, and suggest ways parents can help their children succeed. As a bonus, the roadmaps specifically advise parents to "be sure your child has a library card. Children should select books they are interested in to develop a passion for reading. Many libraries have book clubs and family activities that make reading fun for the entire family." If you are looking for something to hand out to parents, preview both sets. One just might work for you.

            PTA Two-Pagers, ELA & Math: http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2910
            PTA Four-Pagers, ELA & Math: http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2909
            Roadmaps, ELA: http://www.commoncoreworks.org/Page/330
            Roadmaps, Math: http://www.cgcs.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=366<http://www.cgcs.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=366>

The Oregon Department of Education features these and other resources in their CCSS Toolkit for parents.

            Toolkit for Parents: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3425
            Toolkit in Spanish: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=4041
            Parent Guides: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3398


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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