Public library summer reading programs foster a community of inquiry and literacy that leads to high academic achievement, independent reading and learning, and collaborative efforts that last a lifetime. Experts in the fields of child brain development and reading research agree that literacy skills develop early and are strengthened when children read during the summer months.
Read more about how summer reading supports common core at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/commoncore/13sr_cc.htm
Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards.
- Parent Guides to Common Core Standards from EngageNY.org
- What Do Parents Need to Know? spotlight on Common Core State Standards
- Parents’ Guide to Student Success from the National PTA in response to the Common Core State Standards
- Parent’s Backpack Guide to Common Core State Standards