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ERIC Number: EJ1021044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Letting the Text Take Center Stage: How the Common Core State Standards Will Transform English Language Arts Instruction
Shanahan, Timothy
American Educator, v37 n3 p4-11, 43 Fall 2013
With the Common Core State Standards, instruction in English language arts will dramatically change. Unlike prior state standards, these new standards place a greater emphasis on reading challenging texts. To that end, teachers will need to support students in paying closer attention to such texts. Instead of focusing on pre-reading activities that often have little to do with the text and may inadvertently deprive students of the opportunity to enjoy reading, teachers--thanks to these new standards--will be able to move ideas in both fiction and nonfiction texts back where they belong: at the center of the reading curriculum.
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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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