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Common Core Standards

Wisconsin is one of 45 states to-date that have adopted the Common Core Standards in education. The Common Core Standards for English Langauge Arts are already released, with standards for social studies, mathematics and other subject areas in development.

The Standards place an increased emphasis on informational texts, beginning in the earliest grades. But we believe there is room in the Standards--and in every dynamic classroom--for teaching with all types of texts, including outstanding non-fiction, picture book stories and novels, and poetry.

We also believe that while many of the texts teachers have already been using can be adapted to the Common Core, there is always room for new books and new ideas. Below is a listing of CCBC bibliographies that have been developed with the Common Core Standards in mind, or that address elements included in the Standards:

But we know that no single bibliography, or even a collection of them,can meet the needs of all teachers, schools and districts as they implement their specific curriculum and approaches to the Common Core Standards. To that end, the CCBC welcomes questions from Wisconsin teachers and librarians in need of children's and young adult literature suggestions for specific subjects or topics. Email us with your questions.

We also encourage you to browse our complete list of bibliographies, and to make use of the Search feature on our web site.

*These two bibliographies are based on the Next Generation Science Standards rather than Common Core, but align with Common Core's emphasis on including science and social studies, and more non-fiction, in the English Language Arts curriculum.

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