Every day or so, someone finds this website through searching some variation of “big ideas in the Common Core Speaking and Listening standards.” The problem is, an answer to that question isn’t currently easy to find on Teaching the Core! In order to try providing a better resource for that search, as well as for […]
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Does the Common Core Allow for Creative Writing?
If you’re an ELA teacher, all of this talk about THE three forms of writing in the Common Core State Standards (argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative) and about the importance of college/career readiness might be a bit unnerving. After all, where is the love for the creative writing that led many of us (including me) to […]
Why I Support the Common Core
I’d bet a Galapagos Tortoise that no one decides to become a teacher based solely on the prospect of adhering to a list of teaching standards. So, here’s a great question: why in the heck should we care about them? (Hint: It’s not because some armageddon is coming in the form of a standardized test […]