A lot has been said about close reading, and noted author and researcher Tim Shanahan offers invaluable insight into close reading and what teachers can do to ensure students are developing this essential skill. The articles below explain close reading, and describe the differences in close reading that exist between the content areas. Definitely worth your time to explore!

How well do you know the Core??? Take the "quiz" below and find out. Don't peek until you've answered.

Click the link below to access your ELA Common Core Standards.

Need some quick ideas for how to begin teaching the Common Core State Standards? The article below can help you get started.

Remember W1? Remember the Rubric? Click the link below for a soft copy.

The New York Times continues its work with engaging the country in a discussion about literacy. The article below discusses what children should be reading in the age of the Common Core.

There are a lot of myths about what the Common Core is and what it isn't. Rothman provides insight into 5 core myths about the Core we all need to understand.