Tag Archives | Reading Comprehension

What Makes the Common Core State Standards Common: Part 2

The Common Core State Standards are common not only because they have been adopted across the country by forty-five states, but also because the ten anchor College and Career Reading Readiness Standards are shared across grades and disciplines K-12. As evidence for my argument, I draw on College and Career Reading Readiness Standard number one: […]

Critical Thinking, Common Core Standards, and Questioning

Does this scenario sound familiar? Student: “I don’t get it” Teacher: “What don’t you get?” Student: “I don’t get the part about __________.” Teacher: “What about _________ don’t you get?” Honestly, can there be a teacher who hasn’t shared in a student’s inability to express themselves clearly about what they do and do not understand […]