Please find our most updated post, “A More Diverse Appendix B” here.
In this blog post, Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge shares a revised multicultural supplement to the Common Core Standard’s Appendix B list of exemplar texts.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting with a literacy expert who was SUPER involved with the creation of the Common Core Standards (!!!!!), and she gave me some important feedback about the Appendix B supplement I posted last week. To refresh your memory, what we’ve done is compiled a supplement to Appendix B that includes both contemporary literature and authors/characters of color, and that also meets the criteria (complexity, quality, range) used by the authors of the Common Core. We were lucky enough to have this literacy expert take a look at our supplement, and she gave some great suggestions: