Category Archives: Common Core State Standards

Posts related to teaching with the Common Core Standards.

Choosing the World Our Students Read

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our students live.

5 Ways to Differentiate Assignments & Tasks: Part 2

Part 2 of 2 posts about differentiation and how it is used in the classroom to tier assignments.

Books to Celebrate and Teach about Adoption

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 4 picture books about adoption or with characters who have been adopted and shares additional resources teachers and parents can use to celebrate and teach about adoption with young readers.

5 Harmful Differentiation Myths: Part 1

In this part 1 of 2 posts, our Literacy Specialist, Veronica Schneider, discusses 5 myths about differentiation and how it is used in the classroom.

First Look, Second Look, Third Look: Close “Reading” with Book Art

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with art from This Land is My Land by Native American artist George Littlechild.

Reading Paired Texts to Increase Student Engagement

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models a paired text multi-day lesson using a nonfiction picture book and news article for grades 3–7.

How to Teach Close Reading Using a Recipe

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with the nonfiction text: recipes.

Teaching Cinderella Stories from Around the World

Lee & Low Books is proud to present the Cinderella Around the World series: a collection of five diverse Cinderella books.

How Common Core’s book choices fail children of color

In this essay, educators Jane M. Gangi and Nancy Benfer discuss the Common Core’s book choices, why they fall short when it comes to children of color, and how to do better.

5 Strategies to Help Parents Navigate Lexile

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 5 ways parents can navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.