Connecticut Association of School Librarians


National Links

Common Core State Standards

***** Common Core Crosswalk (will be revised in more detail soon)

P21 Common Core Toolkit

New York Common Core Toolkit (April 6, 2012)

Becoming a CORE NINJA: Mastering the Common Core Standards

Massachusetts DOE Common Core page

AASL Common Core State Standards Action Brief

Connecticut Links

Educators' Common Core Implementation Task Force, 1st meeting 3/25/14

Barbara Johnson's blog, advocate for school libraries on the Task Force

Other Rich Links 

Common Core State Standards: Printable Resources from Booklist Publications

Kristen Fontichiaro’s 9/2012 workshop

Sample Items and Performance Tasks

School Library Journal: On Common Core column

Library of Congress Meets CCSS

Understanding Facts Visually (Paige jaeger, On Common core, SLJ)

Maryland School Libraries and the CCSS (

Judi Moreillon’s Matrix for School Libraries (aligns standards & reading, grade levels---excellent)

COMMON sCOREs wiki (great info for elem., MS and HS plus ALA '13 Common Core pre-conference agenda

CCSS resources at Springfield Township HS

Carolyn Sharkey’s Livebinder Resources on CCSS

CCSS tools on

CCSS and School Librarians on Pinterest

The Uncommon Corps blog

Why School Libraries wiki

Closer Readings blog

*****Great App: 

Reading (also check reading tab)

Great Common Core Nonfiction Gr. 6+

Lexiles and Measuring Text Complexity

Assessment Rubrics

Kathy Schrock’s CCSS rubrics

CCSS Rubric Creation Tool

PARCC Sample Items

Joyce Valenza

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Jane Martellino

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Paige Jaeger

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Kristin Fontichiaro

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Shannon Miller

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