We actively promote equality of services and access to information, regardless of format, to all members of the school community.
Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection:
Libraries and librarians are also great resources.Your school librarian is likely an under-tapped resource with many library catalogs searchable by Lexile. Your librarian can lead you to a plethora of appropriate materials for learning centers, online access of articles, complexity tools and more. NYS School Library Systems Association has led a resource aggregation for many additional resources to meet the Common Core Learning Standards and curriculum modules. Please visit the following site for an example of such a site:
School libraries are
HUGELY important! Every child doesn’t have the ability to walk to their
public library on their own; they have to rely on adults to take them, and some
parents are too busy to make this a priority. Perhaps they’re working two jobs
and they’re exhausted at the end of the day. Perhaps they aren’t readers
themselves and don’t understand the importance of exposing their child to a
world of books and starting them down the path to being lifelong readers.
But kids always have access to books in their school libraries. At least,
this has been the case in the past. Unfortunately, school budget cuts in
some school districts are threatening this heretofore most reliable source of
books. They don't see how vital school libraries are to education.
Schools without libraries would be like a daily diet of only meat and
potatoes--no fruits, no whole grain breads, no fresh vegetables or yummy
desserts. The meals would keep hunger at bay, but they wouldn't result in
a healthy, well-nourished child.