Sunday, November 3, 2013

Shanahan on CCSS:Questions and His Answers

Shanahan attempts answers to some interesting questions in the Power Point linked below:
(my summary of his point of view) 
Can you still set purposes for reading? (yes, but this is not a purpose for reading) 
Do teachers still have to teach phonics, phoneme awareness...? (yes, as foundational skills)
Can we still teach literature? (yes, of course, just add informational texts to the mix)
Must we use texts that are frustrating to students? (no, but we may have overly focused on "reading levels" and kept students "back" from trying more challenging texts)

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