Edited: The writing standards call for the use of formal standard English, but PARCC demands simply an appropriate syle. Please comment. Also, we need an assessment to determine which students have mastered formal, standard English and to what extent they have mastered it. Those who have not mastered it need some kind of ESL classes, even if they speak English.
How will we create the desire to learn formal standard English among those for whom it is not the language of power in their culture?
- English Language Arts
- Common Core