Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text

    Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and discuss complex informational text

    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) for reading focus heavily on students gathering evidence, knowledge, and insights from what they read. In fact, 80-90% of the reading standards in every grade require text-dependent analysis — being able to answer questions only by referring back to the assigned text, not by drawing upon and referencing prior knowledge and experiences.

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