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The following resources may be useful to you as you explore and implement California's Common Core State Standards.

Unit 1: History/Social Studies and CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy K–5

Core Knowledge. 2013.

Duke, Nell K. “The Real-World Reading and Writing U.S. Children Need.” The Phi Delta Kappan, 91, no. 5 (February 2010): 68-71.

Fisher, Douglas and Nancy Frey. Background Knowledge: The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2009.

Fisher, Douglas and Nancy Frey.  “Close Reading in Elementary Schools” The Reading Teacher  66, no. 3 (2012): 179–188. 

Herczog, Michelle M. Frances L. (Cricket) Kidwell, Marshall Croddy. Preparing Students for College,Career and Citizenship: A California Guide to Align Civic Education and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.  Los Angeles County Office of Education. Downey, CA: 2011.

Hirsch, E.D. Jr. The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Institute of Education Sciences: National Center for Education Statistics. 2013. Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).

Kosanovich, Marcia L., Deborah K. Reed, and Debra H. Miller. Bringing Literacy Strategies into Content Instruction: Professional Learning for Secondary-level Teachers.  Portsmouth, NH: RMC Research Corporation, Center on Instruction, 2010.

Miller, Donalyn. “Becoming a Classroom of Readers” Reading to Learn. 67, no. 6. (March 2010): 30-35.

Parks, Karen. “Use the Standards to Teach Skills in Elementary School.” National History Education Clearing House. 2012.

Partnership for 21st Century Learning. 2013.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills, P21 Common Core Toolkit: A Guide to Aligning the Common Core State Standards with the Framework for 21st Century Skills. Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Washington DC, 2011.

Schoenbach, Ruth, and others. Reading for Understanding: A Guide to Improving Reading in Middle and High School Classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Stanford History Education Group. 2013.

Student Achievement Partners.  2013. .

Teaching Channel.  2013.

Wineburg, Sam and Daisy Martin. “Reading and Rewriting History.” Educational Leadership. 62, no. 1 (September 2004): 42-45.

Wineburg, Sam. Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.

Unit 2 and Unit 3: Literacy in Early and Upper Elementary History/Social Studies

Association of California School Administrators. “Preparing Productive Citizens: Civic Education Key to the Common Core.” EdCal. (January 28,  2013).

Donavan, Lisa and Louise Pascale. Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas, Huntington Beach, CA : Shell Education, 2012.

Fisher, Douglas, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp. Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 2012.

Graham, Steve and Michael A. Hebert. Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading. A Carnegie Corporation Time to Act Report. Washington, DC: Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010.

Kletzien. Sharon B. “Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy.” The Reading Teacher 63, no.1 (2009): 73-77.

National Center on Universal Design for Learning UDL Guidelines. CAST Center for Applied Special Technology. 2013.

UDL Editions by CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) 2008. Visualize Strategy.

Visuwords: Online Graphical Dictionary. 2013

Unit 4: Assessing Student Writing in History/Social Studies K-5

Alleman, Janet and Jere Brophy. “Current Trends and Practices in Social Studies Assessment for the Early Grades.” National Council for the Social Studies, 1999.

Alleman, Janet and Jere Brophy, “Elementary Social Studies: Instruments, Activities, and Standards,” in Handbook of Classroom Assessment, ed. G. Phye San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1997: 321–57.

Brophy, Jere, Janet Alleman, and Anne-Lise Halvorsen. Powerful Social Studies for Elementary Students. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium . English Language Arts Rubrics. Measured Progress/ETS Collaborative. April 16, 2012.