As I wander around the web, I am finding all sorts of resources for Common Core. It occurred to me that in an effort to create a rich resource in the Common Core group, I could easily miss something. With that in mind, I encourage you to share resources that you have found. When we share information about the link, it is a time saver and folks are able to decide if it would meet their needs or if they should just skip it. Of course, there is always the chance one might wish to pass it on to a colleague.
Here's one for starters. ReadWorks.org is a free source of information for educators who teach reading comprehension. Creating a free ReadWorks account is easy. You click the “Sign In” link on the top-right corner of any ReadWorks page and then click “Register” or go directly to the registration page.
There are over1,000 non-fiction passages with question sets to choose from. More to be added this fall for grades K-8. The site also provides tips for differentiation and lesson development.
These Common Core collections (http://goo.gl/A8lNMv) offer links to informational, grade-appropriate texts for students, as well as supporting information for educators. Resources are grouped by grade range and meet the characteristics of high-quality reading materials outlined by the the Common Core State Standards.