Answer/Quote: “The Common Core State Standards…attempt to coordinate the education of the children in America. Families move often, therefore we need to have continuity in the teaching of reading throughout the country. The standards are interested in children doing close reads of books so they can restate the gist of a text, describe, interpret, and apply. They want them to be able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate short challenging texts and longer texts. The standards ask teachers to expose children to quality texts with equal amounts of informational and narrative literature. The standards want children to read magazines, poetry, novels, newspapers and new literacies. The Common Core State Standards want children exposed to information to increase vocabulary.” P. 30.
Comment: Can’t argue with the intent of the standards for reading. RayS.
Title: “Core Standards: A Primary Grade Science Unit Using the Language Arts/Literacy Common Core State Standards.” LM Morrow. Reading Today (April/May 2012), 30-31.