The purpose of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is to prepare students for post high school by mastering core academic skills that are needed for college and in the workplace. Common core promotes close reading and writing across the curriculum in order to reinforce literacy, critical thinking, and pertinent writing skills. The Common Core Standards for ELA want students to read and comprehend a range of complex and informational texts at different difficultly levels.
Chapter book series help children read independently at their individual reading level. They are suitable for kids ages 7 – 10 and in some cases 7 – 12 because the story usually takes place in a school setting and is centered around family and/or friendships. Often times, when a child connects with a main character, they will read every book in that series. The skills that they learn in easy readers and chapter books can help them transition to middle grade novels and young adult literature. As a result, this can improve fluency, vocabulary, and the understanding of new words.
The Little Kids, Big Voices series and Reading Builds Character, our reading program, both are aligned with common core. They provide students with the necessary reading and writing skills that are needed to obtain success in this society.
Please visit Common Core Articles for more information regarding the common core standards.
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