Monday, October 22, 2012

Exemplar Texts for the Common Core - Stories

Did you realize there are several Appendixes to the Common Core State Standards?  The English-Language Arts areas have 3 Appendixes! Appendix A contains Research and a Glossary. Appendix B contains Exemplar Texts and Sample Performance Tasks. Appendix C contains samples of student writing. The one Math Appendix contains information about high school math courses.

I've been focused on Appendix B and the Exemplar texts.

A few weeks ago I did a post about Exemplar Read Aloud Texts for the Common Core.

I thought I'd do a post about the other Exemplar texts... the ones that are recommended for the children to read on their own.


The Common Core breaks Literature into Three Categories:  Stories, Poems, and Informational Texts. Here are the recommended Exemplar Texts for grades 2 and 3. Click on the image to read more about each book at Amazon.


If you're familiar with these texts, you'll notice there's quite a variety of reading levels as well as content, but they all have one thing in common:  they're great stories. My favorite story as a child is here (My Father's Dragon) and one of my favorite stories that has been published more recently is also here (Tops and Bottoms).

For lists of Exemplar texts for other levels and other categories, click HERE.

I guess that's why they got the title "Exemplar Texts"!  What other stories for this age group would you recommend?

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