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



Latest Activity

Anna-Marie Potter is attending Irene Kwidzinski's event

CECA/CASL 2014 Conference at Mohegan Sun

October 19, 2014 to October 20, 2014
Theme: Initiate, Investigate, Innovate; Technology & Information in a Mobile AgeRegistration and more details.See More
Irene Kwidzinski left a comment for Michele Eligio
"Welcome to the CASL Ning Michele! I'm so glad that you have decided to join our school community. Have a great year. Hope to see you at Mohegan Sun for the CECA/CASL conference October 19."
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Michele Eligio is now a member of CASL
Sep 5
Anna-Marie Potter is attending Irene Kwidzinski's event

AASL 2014 Fall Forum at St. Louis Missouri and multiple satellite sites

October 17, 2014 to October 18, 2014
School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape is an exciting opportunity for school librarians to learn how to best support their communities while taking a prominent leadership role in navigating a new frontier. Much like a GPS helps you locate and find your way through an ever increasingly complex landscape, the school librarian locates and leads blended learning activities through the school library program. Whether you call it digital learning, blended learning, extended…See More
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