CCSS Collaboration: How Librarians Can Collaborate with Teachers on Common Core

Cody Lawson, Faye LaDuke-Pelster


Librarians play a crucial part in planning and implementing effective literacy instruction that serves the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for both ELA (English Language Arts) and social studies. The CCSS are a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and ELA, developed by a collaborative group of teachers, school chiefs, administrators, and other education experts.

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