Dr. Aronson is an author of several highly regarded children's nonfiction texts and discussed the fact that there is a shift in the focus of Language Arts instruction. The Common Core standards are no longer about what "I feel" about a text (which is an overarching theme in the Readers/Writers' Workshop model). Now, students must ANALYZE THE PROBLEM and present the options. Shift from "I feel…." to "It says…."
1. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction
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