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what is the difference between informational text and literature when it comes to common core standards?

May 29, 2014 10:24am

I'm a student and I am doing a shared reading lesson with the common core standards and I didn't know if fiction is considered literature and informational is non-fiction. There are different core standards for each?

  • English Language Arts
  • K
  • Common Core


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    • May 31, 2014 8:18am

      Basically, yes, literature is fiction and informational is nonfiction. And, yes, the common core reading standards are split into two categories.

      • Jun 2, 2014 10:55am


        You can view the Common Core standards here:

        You will see different standards for the two genres: literature and informational.