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ERIC Number: EJ1112095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Lessons from Sociocultural Writing Research for Implementing the Common Core State Standards
Woodard, Rebecca; Kline, Sonia
Reading Teacher, v70 n2 p207-216 Sep-Oct 2016
The Common Core State Standards advocate more writing than previous standards; however, in taking a college and career readiness perspective, the Standards neglect to emphasize the role of context and culture in learning to write. We argue that sociocultural perspectives that pay attention to these factors offer insights into how to interpret and implement the Standards in more meaningful ways. This article shares sociocultural research to elaborate on--and, in some cases, contest--the writing and language Standards and to support teachers in three key pedagogical shifts: from "text types and purposes" to genre, from "technology to produce and publish" to new media literacies, and from "conventions and standard English" to asset-based perspectives on grammar and language use. By critically examining both explicit and implied messages in the Standards, we invite educators to interrogate documents and mandates that inform instructional practices, a cornerstone of our profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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