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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exemplar Texts for the Common Core - Stories

Did you realize there are several Appendixes to the Common Core State Standards?  The English-Language Arts areas have 3 Appendixes!  Appendix A contains Research and a Glossary.  Appendix B contains Exemplar Texts and Sample Performance Tasks.  Appendix C contains samples of student writing.  The one Math Appendix contains information about high school math courses.

I've been focused on Appendix B and the Exemplar texts.

A few weeks ago I did a post about Exemplar Read Aloud Texts for the Common Core.

I thought I'd do a post about the other Exemplar texts... the ones that are recommended for the children to read on their own.

The Common Core breaks Literature into Three Categories:  Stories, Poems, and Informational Texts.  Here are the recommended Exemplar Texts for grades 2 and 3.  Click on the image to read more about each book at Amazon.

                                                   

If you're familiar with these texts, you'll notice there's quite a variety of reading levels as well as content, but they all have one thing in common:  they're great stories.  My favorite story as a child is here (My Father's Dragon) and one of my favorite stories that has been published more recently is also here (Tops and Bottoms).

I guess that's why they got the title "Exemplar Texts"!  What other stories for this age group would you recommend?

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