Common Core Cuts Classics

The Common Core cuts classic literature down to between 40 and 60% of the standards and promotes writing over reading. Without rich language to read, it is harder for children to write and children must read before they can write. Rich language stimulates intellect!
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One Response to Common Core Cuts Classics

  1. John says:

    We are reading Emerson and Thoreau as literary nonfiction, and Federalist Papers in USHistory for cross-curricular integration–pretty rich stuff!

    I do agree that the sudden move to 50% non-fiction is abrupt for English teachers, who are still expected to “cover” European, American, and multicultural fiction. This may be in danger of being interpreted as semi-anything goes, and I am concerned about the erosion of the quality of literature studied.

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