Author Archives: Lee & Low Books

An independent children’s book publisher focusing on diversity, creating stories that all children can identify with and enjoy.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards Horizontally: Informational Text

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards, Part 3: Thinking Horizontally

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards, Part 2: Thinking Horizontally

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards, Part 1: Thinking Horizontally

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Why use thematic text sets?

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge discusses the benefits of utilizing thematic text sets in the classroom.

Compiling Rigorous Thematic Text Sets: Books About Immigration

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge compiles a set of thematically related texts for classroom instruction.

Compiling Rigorous Thematic Text Sets: Books About Kenya

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge compiles a list of texts from numerous genres about Kenya.

Compiling Rigorous Thematic Text Sets

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge compiles a set of thematically related texts for classroom instruction.

UPDATE: A More Multicultural Appendix B

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge shares a REVISED and UPDATED multicultural supplement to the Common Core Standard’s Appendix B list of exemplar texts.

A More Diverse Appendix B

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge shares a multicultural supplement to the Common Core’s Appendix B list.