Common Core State Standards Appendix B
 The following text samples exemplify the level of complexity and quality that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require all students in a given grade band to engage with. The samples are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards. While the choices serve as guideposts in helping educators select texts of similar complexity, quality, and range for their own classrooms, they do not represent a partial or complete reading list.
K-1 Poetry Exemplars
 "As I Was Going to St. Ives"     Anonymous
"By Myself"   Eloise Greenfield
"Celebration"   Alonzo Lopez
"Covers"   Nikki Giovanni
"Drinking Fountain"  Marchette Chute
"Halfway Down"     A. A. Milne
"It Fell in the City"  Eve Merriam
"Mix a Pancake"   Christina Rossetti
"Two Tree Toads"  Jon Agee
 "Wouldn't You?" John Ciardi
Read-Aloud Poetry
  "April Rain Song"   Langston Hughes
  "Over in the Meadow"   John Langstaff
   "The Fox's Foray"  Anonymous

"The Owl and the Pussycat"  Edward Lear
    "Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin"  Lloyd MossCommon Core Text Exemplar Videos         
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