In looking across the grade levels of the Common Core Writing Standards, standards 4, 9, and 10 are seen as “not applicable” to students in grades K-2. This post launches an investigation of whether or not the Common Core has high expectations for primary writers.
This post looks at writing anchor standard four as it applies (or doesn’t apply, as the case may be) to kindergarten through second grade writers. Did the authors of the Common Core set the bar too low?
In this post, we examine writing anchor standard nine and the Common Core’s expectation that children should not start doing this until fourth grade. Once again, we find that the authors of the Common Core set the bar a bit too low.
Paying It Forward: Six PreK-2 Writing Essentials for Meeting the Common Core Expectations in 3-12
Good teachers know that the foundation for good writing begin long before third grade. In this post, we discuss the “pay it forward” philosophy that applies to starting intentional teaching of reading and writing as early as preschool.
Buried in our archives are a wealth of topics that are still timely and relevant. Starting today, on Fridays, we will direct our readers back to old posts that speak to ideas and important thinking about the Common Core and literacy.