Yesterday, I presented at our statewide School Librarian Conference in Syracuse, NY.
Our acronyms are SSL/NYLA. Section of School Librarians/New York Library Association.
I introduced a new web-based evaluation tool that we developed with an IMLS grant.(IMLS – Institute of Museum and Library Services).
Common Core Len (CCL) is a new web-based evaluation tool to evaluate and identify how a piece of informational text/nonfiction will work with the Common Core Learning Standards. It helps you identify the deeper meaning of informational text/nonfiction and gain insight into how the qualitative measures, quantitative measures and considerations for reader and task as identified in Appendix A: Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards work in concert to establish the educational value of informational text/nonfiction.
CCL www.commoncorelens.com provides an opportunity for anyone – a librarian, a publisher, a teacher, or a student to put nonfiction through a rigorous electronic evaluation.
Take a few moments register and evaluate some nonfiction.
One tip when using CCL. -Don’t forget you can “mouse over” any of the check box choices to see a definition of that word or phrase.