Standards Matter: The Why and What of Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing
In this book "Standards Matter," Kay Scheidler lifts the veil of mystery surrounding Common Core Standards to spell out each Reading and Writing Standard. Standards are simply the high level literacy skills and understandings that top level courses have traditionally taught, but only for some students. Standards focus on careful close reading and critical analysis, help students develop ideas well in writing, boost research understandings, create skills to discern and write valid argument, spark creative writing, and release ability to learn on one’s own, for continued success in life, and to help bring a brighter future to all students.
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Kay’s workshop sessions are on unpacking Common Core State Standards in Reading and Writing, and developing engaging teaching units for grade level mastery standards. She provides professional development for teachers on mastery learning activities, and bringing Common Core Standards alive in classrooms.