Is there a place in Common Core Language Arts for the teaching of grammar, usage, mechanics? I get the impression that the majority of time is devoted exclusively to writing, and that direct instruction in conventions takes a back seat or is just thrown out. How much time per week can be devoted to the teaching of grammar, usage, and mechanics (and vocabulary and spelling); how much time is devoted exclusively to writing? I'm having trouble figuring out the breakdown time-wise.
- English Language Arts
- Common Core