• Common Core Exemplars

    How will the Common Core Learning Standards affect my work with students?

    The standards were developed as a result of the work of the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association: They are research and evidence based; aligned with college and work expectations; rigorous; and internationally benchmarked.

    The standards define what students need to know and be able to do but not what and how teachers should teach. An emphasis on academic vocabulary provides a solid foundation for instruction and study.

    There are six fundamental instructional shifts in ELA/Literacy and six in mathematics that must occur in order to successfully implement the standards.

    Shifts in ELA/Literacy Shifts in Mathematics
    PK – 5, Balancing Informational & Literary Texts Focus
    6 – 12, Knowledge in the Disciplines Coherence
    Staircase of Complexity Fluency
    Text-based Answers Deep Understanding
    Writing from Sources Application
    Academic Vocabulary Dual Intensity

    You can click on the following link for a complete explanation: Common Core Shifts

    How has Attanasio & Associates met this challenge?

    At Attanasio & Associates, we provide materials that support classroom instruction in the Common Core Learning Standards with true alignment of curricular materials. We have classroom libraries with literary texts, libraries with informational text and libraries with a combination of both genres. Our leveled collections, both fiction and nonfiction, offer numerous titles on each step of the staircase of text complexity to provide adequate materials for mastery. Our libraries are kept up-to-date with the latest, most exciting titles.

    What about the Text Exemplars? Do the Common Core Learning Standards recommend specific titles?

    Appendix B of the Common Core Standards offers titles of books, poems, plays and essays that serve as text exemplars for the standards. These are the only materials provided by the authors as suggested materials. Attanasio & Associates has organized these suggested titles by grade level and genre and made them available in class packets for easy ordering.

    Is Attanasio & Associates participating in meeting the rigor demanded by the new standards and chief academic officers of Great City Schools?

    Attanasio & Associates is proud to affirm its commitment to selling rigorous materials in a scaffolded format aligned to meet the common core standards. We will continue to provide targeted materials for English Language Learners and struggling readers at their level of proficiency while offering instructional solutions in English and Native Languages.

    For further information on the new Publisher’s criteria and the Chief Academic Officers requirements, see below:

    Publisher’s Criteria for Grades K – 2 (PDF)
    Publisher’s Criteria for Grades 3 – 12 (PDF)
    Chief Academic Officer rigor demands (article)

    If you have any questions, please contact us:
    Monday — Friday 7:30 — 5:30 at (718) 416-1832.

    Full list of packages and titles below: (Out of stock titles may be replaced with an additional title from the approved list of exemplars)

    K – 1 Stories & Poetry

    K – 1 Stories & Poetry
    Title Theme
    A Story, A Story Read-Aloud Stories
    Are You My Mother? Stories
    Finn Family Moomintroll Read-Aloud Stories
    Frog & Toad Together Stories
    Green Eggs and Ham Stories
    Hi! Fly Guy Stories
    Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems Poetry
    Kitten’s First Full Moon Read-Aloud Stories
    Little Bear Stories
    Little House in the Big Woods Read-Aloud Stories
    Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Read-Aloud Stories
    Mr. Popper’s Penguins Read-Aloud Stories
    Over in the Meadow Read-Aloud Poetry
    Owl at Home Stories
    Pancakes for Breakfast Stories
    Put Me in the Zoo Stories
    Read Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young Poetry
    The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury Poetry
    The Owl and the Pussycat Read-Aloud Poetry
    The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes Poetry
    The Paper Crane Read-Aloud Stories
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Read-Aloud Stories
    Tomas & the Library Lady Read-Aloud Stories
    When We Were Very Young Poetry
    Winter Poems Poetry
    Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Read-Aloud Poetry

    K – 1 Informational

    K – 1 Informational
    Title Theme
    A Tree is a Plant Informational Texts
    Amazing Whales Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Fire! Fire! Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    From Seed to Pumpkin Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    How People Learned to Fly Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    I Read Signs Informational Texts
    My Five Senses Informational Texts
    Starfish Informational Texts
    Truck Informational Texts
    What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver Informational Texts
    The Year at Maple Hill Farm Read-Aloud Informational Texts

    2 – 3 Stories & Poetry

    2 – 3 Stories & Poetry
    Title Theme
    A Raft Stories
    Amos & Boris Stories
    Bud, Not Buddy Read-Aloud Stories
    Charlotte’s Web Read-Aloud Stories
    Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Stories
    Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Stories
    How the Camel Got His Hump Read-Aloud Stories
    Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices Read-Aloud Poetry
    My Father’s Dragon Stories
    Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats Read-Aloud Poetry
    Poppleton in Winter Stories
    Sarah, Plain and Tall Stories
    Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening Poetry
    The 13 Clocks Read-Aloud Stories
    The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Treasury Poetry
    The Bat Poet Poetry
    The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Poetry
    The Cricket in Times Square Read-Aloud Stories
    The Fire Cat Stories
    The Lighthouse Family: The Storm Stories
    The Pied Piper of Hamlin Read-Aloud Poetry
    The Search for Delicious Read-Aloud Stories
    The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry
    The Sign Painter Read-Aloud Stories
    The Stories Julian Tells Stories
    The Treasure Stories
    Tops and Bottoms Stories
    Words with Wings: A Treasury of African-American Poetry and Art Read-Aloud Poetry

    2 – 3 Informational

    2 – 3 Informational
    Title Theme
    14 Cows for America Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    A Medieval Feast Informational Texts
    Ah, Music! Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Bat Loves the Night Informational Texts
    Bats: Creatures of the Night Informational Texts
    Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs Informational Texts
    From Seed to Plant Informational Texts
    If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World’s People Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Lincoln: A Photo Biography Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Martin Luther King and the March on Washington Informational Texts
    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Informational Texts
    The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and
    Wonderful Collections
    Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    The Story of Ruby Bridges: A Special Anniversary Edition Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions Around the World Informational Texts
    What the World Eats Read-Aloud Informational Texts
    Where Do Polar Bears Live? Informational Texts
    Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature’s Footprints Read-Aloud Informational Texts

    4 – 5 Stories & Poetry

    4 – 5 Stories & Poetry
    Title Theme
    Chicago Poems Poetry
    Songs of Innocence Poetry
    The Secret Garden Stories
    Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories Stories
    The Little Prince Stories
    Confetti: Poems for Children Poetry
    The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Poetry
    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Stories
    The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged Poetry
    Tuck Everlasting Stories
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Stories
    Bud, Not Buddy Stories
    Favorite Poems Old and New Poetry
    Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Poetry
    The Black Stallion Stories
    The Birchbark House Stories
    M.C. Higgins, the Great Stories

    4 – 5 Informational

    4 – 5 Informational
    Title Theme
    My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World Informational Texts
    England the Land Informational Texts
    Volcanoes Informational Texts
    We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Informational Texts
    Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea Informational Texts
    Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Informational Texts
    A History of US: Book One Informational Texts

    6 – 8 Stories & Poetry

    6 – 8 Stories, Drama, & Poetry
    Title Theme
    A Wrinkle in Time Stories & Drama
    Acolytes Poetry
    Alice Through The Looking Glass Poetry
    Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad Stories & Drama
    Chicago Poems Poetry
    Dragonwings Stories & Drama
    Leaves of Grass Poetry
    Little Women Stories & Drama
    Pablo Neruda: The Book of Questions (Bilingual Ed.) Poetry
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Stories & Drama
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Stories & Drama
    The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes Poetry
    The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Poetry
    The Dark Is Rising Stories & Drama
    The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Stories & Drama
    The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems Poetry
    The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks Stories & Drama
    Women Hollering Creek and Other Stories Stories & Drama

    6 – 8 Informational

    6 – 8 Informational
    Title Theme
    A Night To Remember Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The Building of Manhattan Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    The Great Fire Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    The Words We Live by: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Travels with Charley in Search of America Informational Texts: English Language Arts

    9 – 10 Stories, Drama & Poetry

    9 – 10 Stories, Drama & Poetry
    Title Theme
    A Doll’s House and Other Plays Drama
    Candide Stories
    Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe Poetry
    Fahrenheit 451 Stories
    Fathers and Sons Stories
    In the Time of the Butterflies Stories
    Lift Every Voice and Sing Poetry
    Macbeth Drama
    Master Harold…and the Boys Drama
    The Book Thief Stories
    The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Poetry
    The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories Stories
    The Grapes of Wrath Stories
    The Joy Luck Club Stories
    The Killer Angels Stories
    The Metamorphosis Stories
    The Norton Anthology of African American Literature Poetry
    The Odyssey Stories
    The Three Theban Plays: Antigone/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colnus Drama
    Things Fall Apart Stories
    To Kill A Mockingbird Stories

    9 – 10 Informational

    9 – 10 Informational
    Title Theme
    Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491 Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An
    Indian History of the American West
    Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure the Globe Informational Texts: Science Mathematics, & Technical Subjects
    Cod: A Biography of the Fish That
    Changed The World
    Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    I Have a Dream/Letter from Birmingham Jail Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The Gettysburg Address Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story Informational Texts: Science Mathematics, & Technical Subjects
    The Race to Save the Lord God Bird Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    The Story of Art – 16th Edition Informational Texts: History/Social Studies

    11 CCR Stories, Drama & Poetry

    11 – CCR Stories, Drama & Poetry
    Title Theme
    A Farewell to Arms Stories & Drama
    A Raisin in the Sun Drama
    A White Heron and Other Stories Stories & Drama
    Anthology of Modern American Poetry Poetry
    As I Lay Dying Stories & Drama
    Billy Budd and Other Tales Stories & Drama
    Crime and Punishment Stories & Drama
    Death and the King’s Horseman Drama
    Death of a Salesman Drama
    Don Quixote Stories & Drama
    Dreaming in Cuban Stories & Drama
    Great Tales and Poems (Edgar Allan Poe) Stories & Drama
    Hamlet Drama
    Jane Eyre Stories & Drama
    Leaves of Grass Poetry
    Mother Love: Poems Poetry
    Our Town: A Play in Three Acts Drama
    Pride and Prejudice Stories & Drama
    Sailing Alone Around the Room Poetry
    The Adventures of Augie March Stories & Drama
    The Bluest Eye Stories & Drama
    The Canterbury Tales Stories & Drama
    The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Poetry
    The Great Gatsby Stories & Drama
    The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Drama
    The Latin Deli: Telling the Lives of Barrio Women Poetry
    The Namesake Stories & Drama
    The Scarlet Letter Stories & Drama
    Their Eyes Were Watching God Stories & Drama

    11 CCR Informational

    11 – CCR Informational
    Title Theme
    1776 Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    America’s Constitution: A Biography Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Black Boy Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    Common Sense Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    Democracy in America Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Eyewitness to America: 500 Years of American History in the Words of Those Who Saw It Happen Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Finding and Using the World’s Information Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    Mirror of the World: A New History of Art Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    Society and Solitude Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The American Language Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and All of the Amendments; The Declaration of Independence; And the Articles of the Constitution Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    The Oxford Frederick Douglass Reader Informational Texts: History/Social Studies
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics and Technical Subjects
    Walden Informational Texts: English Language Arts
    What They Fought for 1861-1865 Informational Texts: History/Social Studies