Spotlight on Literacy and the Common Core

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Literacy and the Common Core

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

  • Exploring interdisiplinary approaches to teaching the literacy standards
  • Teaching poetry in the common-core era
  • Meeting the increased requirements for vocabulary
  • Building students' digital literacy and storytelling techniques
  • Incorporating map-reading into the common core

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Educators around the country are exploring innovative ways to teach the new common-core literacy standards, and some are calling attention to an approach they say is working well: cross-subject thematic units.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher

Many teachers are finding ways to continue teaching poetry despite the common core's emphasis on nonfiction reading.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher

Without better instruction, children starting school with small vocabularies will struggle with common standards, scholars say.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Joel Malley, a high school English teacher who specializes in digital-writing methods, reflects on the course of his work under the common standards.
March 13, 2013 – Teacher

A high school English teacher aims to counter his coworker's fears that the common-core literacy standards' focus on nonfiction will hinder students' creativity.
April 3, 2013 – Teacher

The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.
July 22, 2013 – Education Week

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