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Common Core Writing Prompts Too Hard or Teaching & Learning a Step Behind?

  Common Core Anchor Standard #9 states students will “analyze.” However, throughout grade-level standards, most frequent verbs associated with Standard 9 are “compare and contrast.” The verbs analyze, integrate, demonstrate, and synthesize also make occasional appearances in Standard 9. The implications: multiple texts and higher order thinking.   Comparison is the most pervasive cognitive activity […]