Tuesday, November 11, 2014

NCBLA Ed Guides Help You Implement Common Core in the Classroom

Supplemental Education Resources
Created for In Search of Wonder
Now Available Online
for All Educators and Librarians

Are you looking for creative ways to implement outstanding fiction and nonfiction literature in your library and classroom using the Common Core English Language Standards? 

In Search of Wonder Author and Illustrator Steven Kellogg
Photo (c) 2014 David Rzeszotarski
Then be sure to check out the NCBLA's education support materials designed to supplement our recent interdisciplinary professional development day titled In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More, held in conjunction with the Perry Ohio School District.

Author Education Resource Guides
In Search of Wonder Author Katherine Paterson
Photo (c) 2014 Jeff Rzeszotarski
We have developed a series of five education resource guides, each of which provides engaging activities and discussion questions all linked to particular Common Core standards and designed to demonstrate how you can use the books of renowned authors Katherine Paterson, Steven Kellogg, Nikki Grimes, Tanya Lee Stone, and Chris Crutcher in your classroom or library.

Lists of Book Recommendations by Category
In Search of Wonder Author Nikki Grimes
Photo (c) 2014 David Rzeszotarski
In addition, our participating specialists in literature for young people shared their expertise by recommending both fiction and nonfiction book titles—new titles and classic titles!—that represent some of the best books for young people in twelve different categories:
Earth Science, Geology, and Plant Life
Humans and Animals, Biology and Health
Chemistry and Physics
Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology
American History
World History
American Literature
World Literature
Visual Arts
Performing Arts

In Search of Wonder Author Tanya Lee Stone
Photo (c) 2014 Verdi Photography
The entry for each book in the book lists includes a recommended age range and summary to help you decide which books will meet your needs, plus other basic information you need to find the book at your library or bookstore. Just like our education resource guides, each list has been published as an easy-to-print file.

To review, download, and print all our education resources, click here.  

In Search of Wonder Author Chris Crutcher
Photo (c) 2014 David Rzeszotarski
To read more about In Search of Wonder, including the biographies of our participating authors and lists of their books with Common Core Connections, click here

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