Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K-5 School Librarians

Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K-5 School Librarians

by Carl A. Harvey II, Linda L. Mills


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Defining both the Common Core Standards and the school librarian's role in their implementation, this book offers ready-to-use lesson plans and other tools for grades K–5 and identifies opportunities for collaborative teaching.

• Defines the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics

• Draws parallels to American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards

• Discusses the impact of the CCSS on specific aspects of library administration, such as policies and collection management

• Examines how CCSS affects classroom and collaborative instruction in the library

• Identifies opportunities for the librarian to help in staff development in the CCSS

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610694919
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carl A. Harvey II is an instructor of school librarianship at Longwood University in Farmville, VA.

Linda L. Mills is the school librarian at Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg, IN.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction

  • Chapter 1: What are the Common Core Standards?

    Chapter 2: What are the Connections with School Library Standards?

    Chapter 3: How will the Common Core Impact the Administration of a School Library?

    Chapter 4: How will the Common Core Impact Instruction In/Out of the School Library?

    Chapter 5: Common Core, Professional Development, and Advocacy

    Chapter 6: Sample Lesson Plans - Kindergarten

    Farm Animals


    MyPlate / Nutrition

    Shapes (Math)


    Chapter 7: Sample Lesson Plans—1st Grade

    Famous Americans


    Long Ago and Today

    Student Book Award (Math)

    Mem Fox Author Study

    Chapter 8: Sample Lesson Plans—2nd Grade

    Animals Follow a Student Home

    April Pulley Sayre Author Study

    Owen and Mzee


    Telling Time

    Chapter 9: Sample Lesson Plans—3rd Grade


    Book Review

    Fairy Tales



    Chapter 10: Sample Lesson Plans—4th Grade

    Good Beginnings

    Force / Motion

    Parts of a Book


    Wander Indiana

    Chapter 11: Sample Lesson Plans—5th Grade

    State Economic Project




    September 11th

  • Appendix A: Children's Literature Bibliography

    Appendix B: Blank Budget Justification Sheet

    Appendix C: Student/Staff Survey Samples

    Appendix D: Common Core Bibliography

    Appendix E: Research Journal

    Appendix F: Technology Tools


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