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 14, 2012 – Education Week

To satisfy college and workplace demands, the standards' framers are telling schools to shift more attention to informational text.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

In the 15 years since the National Reading Panel convened, researchers have learned a few things about teaching reading.
November 14, 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.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week

Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
September 12, 2012 – Education Week

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

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