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ERIC Number: EJ1035978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Shakespeare and the Common Core: An Opportunity to Reboot
Turchi, Laura; Thompson, Ayanna
Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n1 p32-37 Sep 2013
The Common Core generally eschews mandating texts in favor of promoting critical analysis and rigor. So it's significant that Shakespeare is the only author invoked in imperatives. His explicit inclusion offers a significant opportunity for educators to rethink how we approach Shakespearean instruction. Rather than the traditional learning of Shakespeare that rushes through themes and character, the primary goal under the aegis of the Common Core should be to equip students with the tools to understand, decode, and analyze complex texts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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