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ERIC Number: EJ1000118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-14
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Rethinking Literacy: Reading in the Common-Core Era
Education Week, v32 n12 suppl pS1-S24 Nov 2012
The Common Core State Standards aren't exactly new; it's been two years since most states adopted them. But it took those two years for the standards to trickle down from abstraction to daily practice, from a sheaf of papers in a state capital into a lesson plan on a teacher's desk. Now they're reshaping reading instruction in significant ways. Whether the standards are shining a bright new light on reading or casting an ominous shadow over it remains a point of debate. But without a doubt, the shifts in literacy instruction envisioned by the common core are among the biggest in recent decades. This supplemental issue of "Education Week" contains articles that focus on literacy in the 21st century. They include: (1) Overview: Common Standards Drive New Reading Approaches (Catherine Gewertz); (2) State Policies (Erik W. Robelen); (3) New Research Thinking Girds Core (Sarah D. Sparks); (4) Writing Undergoing Renaissance in Curricula (Catherine Gewertz); (5) Scales Tip Toward Nonfiction Under the Common Core (Catherine Gewertz); (6) Literacy Instruction Expected To Cross the Curriculum (Erik W. Robelen); (7) New Texts Aim to Capture Standards (Stephen Sawchuk); and (8) Building Bridges for ELLs (Lesli A. Maxwell).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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