Blogs tagged "common core"

Faulkner for the Classroom

Faulkner's porbable typewriter
In his classic introduction to The Portable Faulkner, Malcolm Cowley writes, "Faulkner's novels have the quality of being lived, absorbed, remembered rather than merely observed. And they have what is rare in the novels of our time, a warmth of family affection, brother for brother and sister, the father for his children—a love so warm and proud that it tries to shut out the rest of the world." That familial glow is one we can all bask in as we strive to fulfill the rigors of the Common Core.Read More »
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The Arts: Central to the Common Core

Hopper's "House by the Railroad Tracks"
Mary Anne Kovacs holds an M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College (Vermont). She has taught grades 9–12, including AP English, in both urban and suburban schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mary Anne has authored many curriculum units, marketed both nationally and internationally.“The arts have a central and essential role in achieving the finest aspects of the common core …”—David ColemanRead More »
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The value of mixed media for English Language Arts

“The arts have a central and essential role in achieving the finest aspects of the common core……the standards call on so many things the arts do well. The tradition of careful observation, attention to evidence and artists’ choices, the love of taking an artist’s work seriously lies at the heart of these standards.” – David Coleman, American for the Arts Read More »

Seminars on close reading from the National Humanities Center

People familiar with the National Humanities Center probably know it chiefly as an institute of advanced study, and, indeed, since 1978 its fellowship program has supported the work of over 1,400 scholars from this country and abroad. But for twenty-nine of its thirty-five years it has also sponsored education programs for high school teachers.Read More »

Unpack the Common Core State Standards: Top Picks from EDSITEment

The dog days of summer press on but the new school year is right around the corner and with it the imperatives of the Common Core State Standards. Here are several articles and organizational websites that have crossed the radar of the EDSITEment team this year. They offer excellent advice into how to implement the Common Core and more importantly give insight into why the Common Core is being put into action.Read More »
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