The design of this book is intended to serve as a graphic organizer for exceeding the objectives set forth by the new Common Core Standards (New Learning Standards), to inspire students’ thinking, and to engage students in dialogue with the text and with each other. The written responses in this book are designed for students to give examples and explanations of their understanding of the text.
The Common Core (New Learning) Standards are listed on the Alignment Page.
There are many ways to utilize the graphic organizers in this Primary Non-Fiction “Little Book”; for example: as an excellent tool for intervention, including formative and summative assessment. As a formative assessment tool, the teacher may utilize the pages in this “Little Book” in its entirety or one at a time; depending on the teaching point of the lesson. If you use “Benchmark Texts” you will find ready there, specific examples to illustrate the concepts covered herein.