Common Core Resources

Common Core Resources for Parents
Lesson Planning for Educators
  • The Nonfiction Minute (www.nonfictionminute.com) is a free daily posting of short pieces of nonfiction by a group of award-winning children's nonfiction authors.  Each Nonfiction Minute also contains an audio file of the author reading his or her text, so students can actually hear the author's voice, making the content available to less fluent readers.
  • Power My Learning (http://powermylearning.org/) curates the best of online learning activities and organizes them by subject, grade and Common Core standard.
  • TrueFLIX (http://tfx.grolier.com/splash) and FreedomFlix (http://freedomflix.digital.scholastic.com/splash/) offer free e-books and videos online based on titles from nonfiction books, project ideas, and lesson plans. Recommended for Grades 3-6.
  • CommonCore.org (http://www.commoncore.org) offers a variety of curriculum tools based on the CCSS to help K–12 teachers. 
Common Core Learning at Brooklyn Public Library
  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten! programs (3 - 5 years) In this special six session series, families will enjoy stories and activities designed to encourage the development of early learning skills. Exploring literacy, science, and math, through music, stories, and play will help you and your child get ready for school! Learn more at http://www.bklynlibrary.org/first-5-years/ready-set-kindergarten
  • Science Club programs (5 years and up)
    Search "science club" in our Events Calendar to find programs that explore circuitry, robotics and engineering.
  • Databases for K to 12 Students 
    Use our databases to search hundreds of newspapers, encyclopedias, magazines and books to help you find non-fiction sources for projects and reports.
  • The Brooklyn Collection has books, manuscripts, newspaper articles, maps, directories and ephemera on anything and everything to do with Brooklyn. See the Young Learners Guide to the Brooklyn Collection for information about how to use this collection for research and school projects.
Booklists
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