Public Libraries and the Common Core Curriculum: Resources
- Did you know Common Core standards require that, by 12th grade, 70% of student reading be nonfiction?
- Are you looking for ways to strengthen your collection and programming to meet these new needs?
- How can you help students and their parents understand the Common Core standards and find resources related to it?
One of the exciting aspects of the new Common Core standards is their emphasis on nonfiction, which is better than ever for young people. This gives public libraries a great opportunity to highlight their nonfiction holdings and integrate them into programming, booklists, and more. Public libraries can also be instrumental in guiding students and their parents through the maze of information about the standards and what they mean.
During this webinar, participants will learn ways to improve and promote their nonfiction collections, especially in the areas of science and history. The program will review Common Core text complexity guidelines and introduce resources related to the standards.