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ERIC Number: EJ1015554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Common Core: New Standards, New Teaching
Smith, Michael W.; Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.; Fredricksen, James
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n8 p45-48 May 2013
The good news about the Common Core State Standards: They emphasize writing convincing arguments about issues that matter, clear and comprehensive informational texts that can do meaningful work in the world, and compelling narratives. The bad news: Traditional approaches to teaching writing aren't enough to meet these new standards. The problem: Traditional instruction does not develop all of the kinds of knowledge writers need. The authors' solution: Writing teachers should seek to develop the five kinds of knowledge that expert writers need by regularly engaging their students in five kinds of composing. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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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