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June 15, 2012

Community Helpers and Common Core Standards

Look what's new for fall 2012! All About Community Helpers series will help to support your unit on community helpers and satisfy Common Core State Standards ELA, Speaking and Listening
Standards #1, #2, #3 for grades K–1.

Books in the series include:

Dentists Help Us
EMT's Help Us
Firefighters Help Us
Nurses Help Us
Police Officers Help Us
Sanitation Workers Help Us
Teachers Help Us
Veterinarians Help Us

Use nonfiction books to teach students about different community helper careers. Have each student choose a career they find interesting. They can use their speaking skills to discuss, in front of the class, what they learned about that career. Invite speakers such as police officers or firefighters into your classroom to speak about their career. Students can practice their listening skills and ask and answer questions during and after the visit. You can also ask students to use their speaking skills to present to the class, in an organized manner,  what they learned from their community helper.