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What are the specific skills my 6th graders need? #Common Core seems too broad.

Sep 24, 2013 9:47pm

I teach 6th grade. Whereas our current state standards are specific about students knowing complex sentences, reflexive pronouns, define tone and meaning in poetry...the CCore are much more broad. They feel like a supplement. I read them and know I need more expository writing and reading. They need to write claims and cite evidence. I know need more complex text and to develop ways to scaffold it, but I wonder about the specific skills my 6th graders need?

  • English Language Arts
  • 6-8
  • Common Core

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