Parent Teacher Resource Center Collection

This specialized collection is designed to meet the needs of teachers and parents who are looking for materials that will enrich the educational experiences of their students or children in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Resources for students and for the adults who teach them are shelved together for easy browsing.

Come browse the collection, located in the Children’s Department of the Valencia Library. To search the catalog from home, choose More Search Options.  Choose Parent Teacher Resource under Collections.

Highlights of the Parent-Teacher Enrichment Resource Collection include:

  • High-interest, enjoyable non-fiction materials designed to extend learning in subject areas and stimulate students’ interest in new directions

  • Social Studies and Science DVDs

  • Novel Study kits which include a novel and a Teacher’s Lesson Plan booklet

  • Subject-area and grade-level scope and sequence notebooks for parents

  • Student workbooks for which Santa Clarita Public Library has received the publisher’s permission for patrons to copy pages

We invite you to submit requests for purchasing materials for the Parent-Teacher Enrichment Resource Collection.  (link to request a purchase)

In addition to the materials in this special collection, the annual Science in September  series highlights the library’s commitment to providing depth and breadth as well as an appealing presentation of subject matter. The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library generously sponsors the annual Science in September  series of classes for homeschooled students in 5th-12th grades.

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Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents and Guardians These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child’s attainment of these standards.

What are the Common Core Standards? http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/tl/whatareccss.asp

Informational Flyers http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ccssinfoflyers.asp Informational flyers providing overviews and highlights of the CCSS, available in multiple languages.

K–8 California’s Common Core Standards Parent Handbook This handbook, created by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) in consultation with the California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA), gives parents an introduction to California’s CCSS and a summary of what students are expected to learn as they advance from kindergarten through grade eight. This document has been translated into 17 languages. The handbook and translations may be found on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools at this page: http://ccsesa.org/special-projects/common-core-standards-communication-tools/.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success http://www.pta.org/4446.htm A guide, available in English and Spanish, for the CCSS in grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics) created by the National PTA. The guide includes key items that children should be learning in each grade and activities parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.

Council of Great City Schools Parent Roadmaps http://www.cgcs.org/Domain/36 The Council of Great City Schools has developed parent roadmaps for understanding the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics CCSS in kindergarten through eighth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what children will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom.

California Department of Education CCSS Resources Web page http://www.cde.ca.gov/core Information and resources about the academic content standards for mathematics and ELA adopted by the State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.

 Join the CCSS Resources listserv to receive information and updates regarding the

implementation of the CCSS. Send a “blank” message to join-commoncore@mlist.cde.ca.gov.  If you would like further information regarding the CCSS, please contact the Common Core

Systems Implementation Office by phone at 916-319-0490 or by e-mail at commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov.

California Department of Education September 2013 commoncoreteam@cde.ca.gov

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