The Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts has come under increasing scrutiny. Here is a collection of my posts from the past year on the Common Core and some of the concerns I have about the new standards and literacy instruction.
The CCCS: Knowledge is Power
The Common Core in English/Language Arts: A Critically Literate Reading
Could the Common Core Widen the Achievement Gap in Reading/Language Arts?
Stories Matter: Where Does Story Fit in the Common Core?
Text Complexity and the Common Core: A Close Reading, Part 1
Text Complexity and the Common Core: A Close Reading, Part 2
What Constitutes Rigorous Reading?
The Blue Guitar: Towards a Reader Response Approach to Close Reading
Does Background Knowledge Matter to Reading Comprehension?
Defending Reader Response from the Common Core