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Cutting to the Common Core: Communicating on the same wavelength

from Language Magazine

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts articulate detailed grade-level expectations in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening to prepare all students to be college and career ready, including English learners. Major shifts include a focus on rigorous analysis of informational text, and evidence-based argumentation in formal presentation and writing. Equally emphasized is participation in academic discourse and collaboration with partners, as well as small and large groups. The prominent role of social interactional skills coincides with the initiative's aim to equip secondary school graduates for a more globally networked higher education arena, workplace and marketplace. more


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