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Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars

Poems to integrate into your English Language Arts classroom.
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One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for Reading is that all students must be able to comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school. To better serve teachers who are looking for text exemplars, we've collected the poems on our site that are listed in CCSS for ELA: Appendix B.

KINDERGARTEN - 1st GRADE
2nd AND 3rd GRADES
4th AND 5th GRADES
6th, 7th, AND 8th GRADES
9th AND 10th GRADES