Support Common Core Literacy with Electronic Resources, Part 3
NOTE: This is the second installment in a three-part series on how the State Library’s electronic resources can support the Common Core. Click here to read the previous articles.
Last month we looked at the strands 3 and 4 of Common Core English Language Arts. This month, we’ll look at strands 5 and 6. We’ve made some connections between the strands and State Library electronic resources. What other connections can you make?
5) Speaking and Listening
Speaking and listening demonstrate literacy and emphasize communication and creativity. Any State Library subscription e-resources can help searchers find facts and accompanying images or graphics. Read aloud is in Spanish in the World Book Spanish version, and Gale Virtual Reference Library offers read aloud in many languages and mp3 audio downloads. SIRS Discoverer has an Activities’ sections on read-aloud plays, read-aloud stories and reading, writing and language projects. Special features, such as World Book Discover’s “World Book Explains videos” can serve as models for student work.
This strand emphasizes the use of standard English language conventions. Articles contained in the State Library e-resources mentioned are good examples of the use of standard English. Patrons can gain more practice and information in Learning Express Library’s online practice tests, ebooks, and courses, for grades 4 through adult.
Let the e-resources provided by the South Dakota State Library at library.sd.gov help you meet Common Core standards and enhance learning for all ages.