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Comparison: Foundational Cognitive Function for Analysis

An Inductive Argument The Common Core Reading Standards clearly expect students beyond the fourth grade to possess analytical skills, an expectation reinforced through 64 uses of the word analyze within grade-level standards. Most frequently in the standards, the cognitive skill of compare and/or compare precedes the more general reference to analysis. Therefore, a strong foundation […]

The Quest Pattern & CCSS: In Life & Literature

Challenged by his father’s directive to stop running around “like a madman,” my grandson abruptly stopped in his speed and stood tall, his chest puffed up and his head angularly cocked. He announced: “I am not a madman; I am a man of steel and I have come to protect and defend you from the […]