“Commentary: Where’s Literature in the Common Core?” by Barbara Bartholomew

As the Common Core State Standards are implemented across the country, the focus of English language arts instruction is shifting. Informational texts are receiving new focus. However, Barbara Bartholomew cautions against reducing attention on poetry, literature, drama, and the arts. She argues that not only will students need communication skills to be college and career ready, but will also need creativity, insight, adaptability, and the capacity for expansive thinking that traditional literature study provides. Read the article here.

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  • Tags: Barbara Bartholomew, Common Core State Standards, CCSS, college and career ready, ELA, English Language Arts, literacy, assessment, literature, poetry, arts, technology, Race to the Top, instructional shifts, applications, economy, U.S. Department of Education, technology, drama, arts, curriculum, instruction, K-12, students, skills, communication, literature study
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