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:

  • Debating the balance between fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Aligning new basal readers and textbooks to the common standards
  • Developing literacy skills in students across the subjects
  • Using film study to engage students in a variety of literary texts
  • Preparing students and teachers for the technology challenges of standards assessment
  • Increasing attention on writing in the common core

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Teachers' understanding varies over how to balance fiction and nonfiction to meet the English/language arts standards.
January 30, 2013 – Education Week

Basal readers rely more on analysis and documentation and less on students’ personal experiences.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

The common standards require science, history/social studies, and other teachers to help their students' literacy development.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

The subject's ascent stems from its emphasis in the common core, feedback from colleges and the workplace, and emerging research.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

The common standards have opened a new world to English/language arts students, writes teacher Lyn Cannaday.
February 27, 2013 – Education Week

A secondary language arts teacher shares how she uses film to inspire her students' interaction with a variety of texts.
December 12, 2012 – Teacher

There are critical questions to address on technology and other issues in planning for reading assessment tied to the common-core standards, Breyette Lorntz writes.
November 29, 2012 – Education Week

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