Common Core Resources at Benner Library

Benner Library seeks to purchase, provide, and promote resources that support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in the classroom. This page provides links to some helpful resources related to the Common Core. Materials supporting Common Core can be located by searching our Library Catalog
Service = CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Benner Library's Online Catalog.
Library Catalog
or browsing resources listed below.

Some of the Common Core textbooks and nonfiction resources were purchased through a grant from the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administrated by the Illinois State Library. These materials particularly address the Reading: Informational Text Standards. Below are some sample lists of resources located in the Curriculum Center that relate to some topics found in the Social Studies textbooks purchased through the LSTA grant.

Civil War Resources
World War 2 Resources



Common Core Websites

Common Core State Standards
This website offers valuable information regarding what the Common Core Standards are, why they were adopted, and how to apply them in the classroom.

English Language Arts Common Core Standards - K-12
These standards will replace the Illinois Learning Standards for English language arts by 2014. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

Junior Library Guild (JLG) - Common Core
This website provides correlation of JLG book selections (from September 2012 going forward) to National and Common Core Standards for grades K12. Books are mapped to standards for language arts, math, science, and social studies. An easy-to-use tool assists in finding and printing the Common Core information for each book. Also provided is a comprehensive list of all current JLG books from September 2012 on that match specific Common Core Standards.

Math Common Core Standards - K-12
These standards will replace the Illinois Learning Standards for mathematics by 2014. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy.

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