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Sunday, October 21, 2012

This is an interesting article. I think it represents a misconception regarding the role of literacy in the common core. My understanding is that literacy is the way students learn to comprehend content areas and all teachers will use it as an instructional tool. Take a look and see what you think. Courtesy of ASCD Smartbrief!

  • Common core emphasis on nonfiction raises concerns
    The teaching of more nonfiction will be a major issue in the transition to Common Core State Standards, writes education columnist Jay Mathews. Mathews writes that he expects educators to fall on both sides of the fiction versus nonfiction debate, with some educators saying that English teachers should not be responsible for teaching informational texts. Under the common core, 70% of reading in 12th grade should be nonfiction. The Washington Post (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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