Friday, April 27, 2012

Reading, writing part of other subjects under new national standards


As states implement the Common Core State Standards, a growing number of science and social studies teachers are incorporating reading and writing into lessons. In one Kentucky district, where some schools are trying the approach, teachers use a toolkit developed in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In it, there are several reading and writing prompts that can be tailored to various subjects and include opportunities for analysis and argumentation. Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (4/25)