Did you realize there are several Appendixes to the Common Core State Standards? The English-Language Arts areas have 3 Appendixes! Appendix A contains Research and a Glossary. Appendix B contains Exemplar Texts and Sample Performance Tasks. Appendix C contains samples of student writing. The one Math Appendix contains information about high school math courses.
I've been focused on Appendix B and the Exemplar texts.
A few weeks ago I did a post about Exemplar Read Aloud Texts for the Common Core.
I thought I'd do a post about the other Exemplar texts... the ones that are recommended for the children to read on their own.
The Common Core breaks Literature into Three Categories: Stories, Poems, and Informational Texts. Here are the recommended Exemplar Texts for grades 2 and 3. Click on the image to read more about each book at Amazon.
Come on over to Elementary Matters to see the rest of the Exemplar texts for grades 2 and 3.