Tag Archives: Common Core ELA Standards

Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success – WSJ

This recent article in the Wall Street Journal does a grand job of summing up both the Math and ELA inadequacies of the Common Core Standards. It also points out the discrepancies of Obama’s STEM plan and what the Common Core actually delivers. The author Sandra Stoksy is the leading critic of Common Core according…
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What Close Reading Actually Means

by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education What is close reading? As I said in my previous blog post, whatever it is it differs from a personal response to the text. Here is what the Common Core ELA Standards say: Students who meet the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and…
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