2012 Recommended Purchasing Lists aligned to Common Core Standards

Kdg. - 2nd grade

3rd-5th grades

6th-8th grades

9th-10th grades

11th-12th grades


"Take a Bite Out of the Common Core" ISLMA Session PowerPoint and Handouts presented by Dorsey Chambers, Natalie Kendall and Connie Amon 10/2012(Common Core Standards and Lesson Ideas using the CPS 2012 Recommended Purchasing List Books)
PowerPoint


GRADE K-2 Handout

GRADE 3-5 Handout

GRADE 6-8 Handout


The CPS Libraries Team created grade level Recommended Purchasing Lists, strategically compiled by a team of CPS elementary and high school librarians; Dorsey Chambers, Natalie Kendall, Connie Amon, Henrietta Lowery and Megan Cusick in conjunction with Angela Sherril, the Collection Development Specialist of Children’s Plus Inc. to access the newest books published.

The text exemplar list published in the Appendix of the Common Core standards guided our templates and book choices. Though the books on the exemplar list are classic choices, many are out of print and not available for purchase. The team selected newly published correlative trade books for these lists. The composition of the templates for each grade level echo the exemplar lists providing an array of poetry, fiction and informational texts for each grade level.

Whenever possible, the team consulted Lexile levels to comply with the stretch lexile range for each grade level band with higher lexile ranges for Read Aloud Fiction, Read Aloud Informational and Read Aloud Poetry selections.

In response to a call for increased text complexity and rigor, the team used stretch Lexile ranges for quantitative measures, considered sample activities, assessments and lesson plans to ensure that qualitative measures and tasks were considered with book selections. We also used major award lists including but not limited to:
ALSC Notable Lists

Batchelder

Belpre

Caldecott

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012

Coretta Scott King

Geisel

NCTE Poetry

Newbery

Sibert


Text Complexity Grade Band in Standards
CC Aligned Stretch Lexile Ranges
K-1
N/A
2-3
450-790
4-5
770-980
6-8
955-1155
9-10
1080-1305
11-College & Career Ready
1215-1355

Text complexity is evaluated by three measures. Download a free one page, at-a-glance tool to help you determine text complexity.