Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core

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Literacy and the Common Core


The Education Week Spotlight on Literacy in the Common Core is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Integrating literacy across subjects in preparation for the common core
  • Shifting attention to informational text and other nonfiction texts
  • Applying literacy research to the common standards
  • Librarians' roles in preparing for the common core
  • Identifying struggling readers and implementing literacy interventions

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Schools nationwide are revamping reading instruction, involving more disciplines and tilting toward nonfiction, among other changes.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week

To satisfy college and workplace demands, the standards' framers are telling schools to shift more attention to informational text.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week

In the 15 years since the National Reading Panel convened, researchers have learned a few things about teaching reading.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week

As schools prepare for changes under the Common Core, some educators are turning to a program that strengthens students' history knowledge and reading comprehension.
July 30, 2012 - Education Week

Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
September 11, 2012 - Education Week

Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.
July 10, 2012 - Teacher


At the same time that thousands of school districts nationwide are beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, many also face new state reading policies for the early grades that call for the identification of struggling readers.
November 14, 2012 - Education Week

Since the Common Core State Standards were introduced, there has been much discussion about what they mean for educators and students and how they will impact teaching and learning.
September 7, 2012 - Vander Ark on Innovation

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English/Language Arts and the Common Core (2012)

The Common Core State Standards are beginning to influence English/language arts instruction. This Spotlight focuses on reading and writing across the subjects, a greater emphasis on nonfiction texts, the debate over prereading, and criticisms of the standards.

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