With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, thousands of educators are turning to online resources to supplement their curricula. Tom Vander Ark, writing for EdWeek, surveys the field of ELA resources and notes the challenges of creating Common Core-aligned literary resources.
December 5, 2012
Earlier this week, Lyndsey Layton wrote in the Washington Post about many English teachers’ concerns “that they will have to replace the dog-eared novels they love with historical documents and nonfiction texts” to align with the Common Core State Standards. These Standards, which have been adopted in 46 states so far, require that nonfiction texts comprise half of all reading assignments for elementary school students and 70 percent of … Read more »