The textbook is dead . While some textbooks may wander your school halls like zombies for the next couple of years, make no mistake... the textbook as we know it is dead. Common Core calls for shorter, well-crafted texts that kids can consider more deeply. The focus is on primary (or maybe secondary) sources, not the predigested tertiary writing found in many of today’s textbooks.
All Aboard!: Implementing Common Core offers school librarians an opportunity to take the lead.