Read, Tell, and Sell: CCSS through student book promotions


No matter what you teach, you look for ways to promote reading. You recommend books to students, encourage them to try new genres, and nudge them toward more informational text with the advent of the Common Core State Standards. Knowing that reading is a social activity, you run book clubs or literature circles, and you give students strategies for talking with each other about books. You build a community of readers and writers.

Your students, too, can promote books beyond traditional book reports and at the same time work toward Common Core Standards in Speaking and Listening. Find suggestions, step by step strategies, resources, and tips—from tech-savvy to low-tech or no tech—so your students can promote books and build CCSS skills as they contribute to their community of readers and writers.

As you explore the activities, you may want to refer to the text of Common Core State Standards for Speaking and Listening themselves. Use the left sidebar of the CCSS site to select a specific grade level and standard:

English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening  » Introduction for K-5



IntroductionCommon Core ConnectionsGetting Started
Assisting StudentsAssess, Reflect, and ShareAdditional Resources

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