Common Core Standards in California Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by LosAltos_Library
California adopted Common Core State Standards for public schools
in August 2010 and plan to have full implementation by this school year (2013-2014).
Common Core is a real-world approach to learning. Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English language arts (reading and writing) and math that lay out what every student needs to know to be competitive with students internationally. The standards are designed to help students learn how to think, explore, experiment and analyze –not just memorize-and to build on knowledge from year to year. One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for Reading is that all students must be able to comprehend books of steadily increasing difficulty.
Parent Guides to Students Success for each grade level are available from the California PTA.
Santa Clara County Library can help parents, students and teachers; we have a strong children’s collection including non-fiction books that complement the Common Core Standards.
Check out some of the books below or view the entire list: