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The Common Core State Standards promote literacy across subject areas. Examine these resources to learn about the role of literacy in the Common Core State Standards. You can also find guidelines for literacy standards here.
The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence
Video: 6 min 24 sec
This Hunt Institute video outlines the key changes in the Common Core ELA standards and why the changes were made.
Rethinking Literacy—Gates Foundation
Video: 6 min 33 sec
This video from the Gates Foundation gives an overview of the Common Core literacy components.
Making a Difference in Student Achievement
Download: PDF Document
This PCG Education white paper gives a quick overview of eight differences between CCSS-ELA standards and current state standards, and outlines actions that school and district leaders must take to unlock the potential of the CCSS for K–12 students.
Literacy in Other Disciplines
Video: 3 min 50 sec
This Hunt Institute video stresses the importance of integrating literacy into other disciplines.
Literacy in Social Studies and Science - Gates Foundation
Video: 8 min 21 sec
Gary McCormick provides a school district perspective on the integration of literacy skills in social studies and science.
Improving Teaching and Learning Through Instructional Rounds
Resource: Web Resource
This article outlines the Four-Step process for implementing successful classroom observations, proposed in the book: Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning (Harvard Education Press, 2009).
Writing to Inform and Make Arguments
Video: 3 min 35 sec
This Hunt Institute video presents the importance of informative-explanatory and argumentation writing to student success in the 21st century.
Literary Non-Fiction in Grades 6-12: Opening New Worlds for Teachers and Students (Coleman)
Video: 1 min 33 sec
This Hunt Institute video points out the importance of the Common Core State Standards’ emphasis on literacy related to nonfiction text.
Text-Dependent Analysis in Action: Examples from Dr. MLK, Jr.'s
Video: 10 min 20 sec
David Coleman analyzes “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in this Hunt Institute video.

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