[Library Media] Sitomer and the Common Core

Fawn Morgan FMORGAN at dsdmail.net
Fri Sep 27 10:42:43 MDT 2013


Excellent article, Cindy. I have read similar comments by one of the authors of the Common Core related to the same misconceptions.



In this article Sitomer states, "For 12th grade, for example, informational texts are expected to comprise 70% of the reading throughout the day; books that are literary in nature will represent only 30% of the day’s reading. However, what many critics of the Common Core don’t understand, he said, is that the 30% figure represents the reading that happens throughout multiple classes over the course of a day – not just language arts.'



So many English teachers are being told that they are to teach 70% informational texts. Who will teach novels, short stories, poetry?



Fawn



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http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/59224-talking-common-core-and-21st-century-literacy-at-the-cbc.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=de4d822563-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-de4d822563-304507373

I hope you all can access this article about Allan Sitomer's presentation about the Common Core.  Very well done!
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