Posts Tagged "Common Core Standards"

Lord God Bird Named “Exemplar” in Common Core

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Race to Save the Lord God Bird | 0 comments

The upcoming Common Core standards have created a healthy debate amongst educators about the role of non-fiction in the classroom.  The Common Core English Language Arts standards, now adopted in 45 states, are calling for elementary students to be reading 50% non-fiction with that percentage building to 70% by the conclusion of high school. On one side English teachers justifiably fear that the new standards will mean cutting back on fiction, poetry, and drama.  On the other side teachers of all disciplines are welcoming the new attention payed to the renaissance of excellent non-fiction...

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