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CCSS Exemplars
These titles were chosen by the Common Core State Standards Initiative team in Appendix B to serve as examples of what the Standards require. Titles were chosen based on complexity, quality, and range. They are intended to illustrate the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards, but do not represent a partial or complete reading list for these grades. Because of this, Booksource has created many additional sets based on the Common Core State Standards that fill in the gaps left by these exemplars.
CCSS Grades K-1 Exemplar Texts See All

Amazing Whales!

Are You My Mother?

Family Pictures / Cuadros De Familia

Finn Family Moomintroll

Fire! Fire!

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CCSS Grades K-1 Exemplar Stories See All

Are You My Mother?

Frog And Toad Together

Green Eggs And Ham

Hi, Fly Guy!

Little Bear

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CCSS Grades K-1 Informational Exemplar Texts See All

I Read Signs

My Five Senses

Starfish

Tree Is A Plant, A

Truck

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CCSS Grades K-1 Read Aloud Stories Exemplar Texts See All

Family Pictures / Cuadros De Familia

Finn Family Moomintroll

Kitten's First Full Moon

Little House In The Big Woods

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China

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CCSS Grades K-1 Read Aloud Informational Exemplar Texts See All

Amazing Whales!

Fire! Fire!

Follow The Water From Brook To Ocean

From Seed To Pumpkin

How People Learned To Fly

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CCSS Grades 2-3 Exemplar Texts See All

13 Clocks, The

14 Cows For America

Ah, Music!

Amos And Boris

Bat Loves The Night

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CCSS Grades 2-3 Exemplar Stories See All

Amos And Boris

Cowgirl Kate And Cocoa

Fire Cat, The

Henry And Mudge

My Father's Dragon

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CCSS Grades 2-3 Informational Exemplar Texts See All

Bat Loves The Night

Bats: Creatures Of The Night

Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!

From Seed To Plant

Martin Luther King, Jr. And The March On Washington

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CCSS Grades 2-3 Read Aloud Stories Exemplar Texts See All

13 Clocks, The

Bud, Not Buddy

Charlotte's Web

Cricket In Times Square, The

Just So Stories

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CCSS Grades 2-3 Read Aloud Informational Exemplar Text See All

14 Cows For America

Ah, Music!

Drop Of Water: A Book Of Science And Wonder, A

If The World Were A Village: A Book About The World's People

Lincoln: A Photobiography

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