Information Technologies

Understanding/Implementing the CT Core State Standards in the Classroom

General Overview of the Common Core State Standards

Learning Standards & Common Core State Standards Crosswalk

The following links include tables that help school librarians learn how the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards align. (American Association of School Librarians)

Classroom Resources

Toolkits and Materials

Text Complexity Considerations

Please Note: The Lexile measure (text complexity) of a book is an excellent starting point for a student’s book selection. It’s important to understand that the book’s Lexile measure should not be the only factor in a student’s book selection process. Lexile measures do not consider factors such as age-appropriateness, interest, and prior knowledge. These are also key factors when matching children and adolescents with books they might like and are able to read. Lexile codes provide more information about developmental appropriateness, reading difficulty, and common or intended usage of books. For more information on Lexile codes, please visit Lexile.com. (from The Lexile Framework for Reading Map by MetaMetrics)

A list of Lexile levels by grade

Resource Libraries

Resources for Unit/Lesson Development