Teachers Adjust Reading Instruction For Common Core

The article linked below has me yelling at my computer screen. I am all for high standards, rigorous expectations and creating a balance between fiction and nonfiction. However, the article points out a major misunderstanding that I keep hearing over and over again when it comes down to teaching reading. Why must there only be one way to teach reading? Why must it either be leveled or content based? It needs to be BOTH. That’s why balanced literacy WORKS- so why aren’t more schools really supporting their teachers in this endeavor? I hear and read often that schools use “balanced literacy”. However, there seems to be a misunderstanding about what that means. If you aren’t using all the weights that incorporate the balanced literacy model, then it is NOT balanced.

Teachers Adjust Reading Instruction For Common Core.

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