Spotlight on English/Language Arts and the Common Core

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English/Language Arts and
the Common Core

The Education Week Spotlight on English/Language Arts and the Common Core is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Incorporating language arts across the subject areas to meet the expectations of the common standards
  • Adapting to the increased focus on nonfiction
  • Understanding how the common core could impact popular reading instruction techniques, like prereading exercises
  • Efforts to build a free, online repository of text-dependent questions and tasks aligned to popular basal-readers.
  • Preparing English-language learners for the complex challenges of the common core

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To meet expectations of the common standards, Kentucky’s social studies and science teachers are teaching reading strategies.
April 25, 2012 – Education Week

Because of its emphasis in the common-core standards, millions of teachers are faced with increasing their use of nonfiction.
March 14, 2012 – Education Week

Many educators have inferred that the common core bans the practice of providing students with context and content before they read text.
April 25, 2012 – Education Week

"Text dependent" questions that require students to dig deeper into their readings will be housed in an online repository.
April 26, 2012 – Education Week

English-learners will have to go beyond the fundamentals and master "academic language," experts say.
April 25, 2012 – Education Week

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

Joanne Yatvin writes that demands of the reading standards exceed what young children are capable of delivering intellectually, physiologically, and emotionally.
February 29, 2012 – Education Week

The new reading standards would impose limits that are too restrictive, Maja Wilson and Thomas Newkirk write.
December 14, 2011 – Education Week

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