New Jersey State Learning Standards

About New Jersey Student Learning Standards

With the onset of New Jersey Student Learning Standards, it is suggested that students engage with text selections that provide the following criteria: complexity, quality and range.

Literature Resources

With the onset of New Jersey Student Learning Standards, it is suggested that students engage with text selections that provide the following criteria: complexity, quality and range. It is these criteria that ensure students will be college and career ready upon completion of the core standards. Comprised of a blend of New Jersey Student Learning Standards Exemplars as well as various other titles from diverse authors, the collection is the ideal resource to help students think more critically and expand their knowledge of the world around them.

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Informational Text Resources

New Jersey Student Learning Standards State Standards suggests the reading experiences students engage in should be more balanced between literary and informational text genres. Within the Kindergarten to fifth grade band, the split between literary and informational text experiences should be balanced half and half. As students move into sixth through twelfth grades, a stronger emphasis is placed on informational text selections. Informational text traditionally incorporates the categories of literary non-fiction, history and science texts, science and technology texts, and multimedia.

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