Just discovered Learning Unlimited, a site devoted to promoting literacy and providing literacy resources. Their Teacher Toolkit is loaded with templates and tools for teachers and other professionals to use, both in the classroom and as professional development. All are free to use, download and share.
Teachers will find resources for literature circles, phonics, writing workshop, content-area reading and much more. I looked into the informational text section and found ideas for vocabulary, summarizing and book lists. You will see references to the CCSS throughout the toolkit.
Once you finish looking through the Toolkit, take in the rest of Learning Unlimited’s site, lots of great information. Make sure to download the Common Core Toolkit, which includes links to sites, videos, lessons, assessments and more.