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ERIC Number: EJ909938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Beyond Comprehension: We Have yet to Adopt a Common Core Curriculum that Builds Knowledge Grade by Grade--But We Need to
Hirsch, E. D., Jr.
American Educator, v34 n4 p30-36 Win 2010-2011
Most of today's reading programs rest on faulty ideas about reading comprehension. The author argues that comprehension is not a general skill; it relies on having relevant vocabulary and knowledge. He explains the need for a fact-filled, knowledge-building curriculum. He suggests that states should adopt a common core curriculum that builds knowledge grade by grade in order to serve all children to the best of one's ability and to increase reading achievement. (Contains 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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