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Common Core Standards
On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work.
NC Public Schools Department of Instruction
This site provides information on curriculum, licensure and employment in NC public schools systems.
Purdue Online Writing Lab-APA Format
This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus," 2 Timothy 3: 15.
Resources for Teaching Reading
Strategies That Work by
Call Number: LB1573.7 .H37 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.
Reaching Reluctant Young Readers by
Call Number: Z1037 .R38 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-17
Thinking and Learning Through Children's Literature by
Call Number: PN1008.8 .M324 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Much of teachers' attention these days is focused on having students read closely to ferret out the author's intended meaning and the devices used to convey that meaning.
Differentiating for Success by
Call Number: LB1573.7 .W57 2017
Publication Date: 2016-06-16
"In this book, Nancy Witherell and Mary McMackin share easy-to-follow lesson plans that address key reading skills for students in grades 3-5"-- Provided by publisher.
More Mirrors in the Classroom by
Call Number: LB1573 .F54 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-14
Nearly 30% of all public school children attend school in large or mid-size cities. For schools serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations and large numbers of children living in poverty, a significant achievement gap persists. Proponents of multicultural education often advocate for instruction with culturally relevant texts to promote inclusion, compassion, and understanding of our increasingly diverse society.
Guides for Selecting Children's Literature
- The following titles can be found in the CMMC Reference Collection.
Children's Picturebooks by
Call Number: PN1009 .A1 S255 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-08
Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter, and they form an important, constantly evolving, and dynamic sector of the publishing world. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? In seven chapters, this book covers the key stages of conceiving a narrative, creating a visual language and developing storyboards and design of a picturebook. The book includes interviews with leading children's picturebook illustrators, as well as case studies of their work. The picturebooks and artists featured hail from Australia, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the USA. In this publication, Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
The Norton anthology of children's literature : the traditions in English by
Call Number: PZ5 .N655 2005
Publication Date: 2005
A collection of fairy tales, picture books, nursery rhymes, fantasy, alphabets, chapbooks, and comics published in English since 1659, representing 170 authors and illustrators, and including more than ninety complete works and excerpts from others.