Tuesday, March 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Recommended Literature List

From California Dept. of Eduction - NEWS RELEASE

List includes Common Core, and College and Career Readiness materials

SACRAMENTO—To help students meet the new Common Core State Standards and prepare for a career, college, and the challenges of a changing world, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today unveiled the newRecommended Literature: Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve list.

"The books our students read help broaden their perspectives, enhance their knowledge, and fire their imaginations," Torlakson said. "This up-to-date Recommended Literature list represents a vital resource for students, teachers and parents."

The new list is a collection of more than 7,800 titles of recommended reading for children and adolescents. It has been updated with appropriate contemporary titles that reflect rich cultural diversity written over the last decade. This online list also reflects the quality and complexity of texts students should be reading both at school and outside of the classroom. Works include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama to accommodate a variety of tastes, interests, and abilities.

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