Theme: Never More Crucial
Artist of this issue: Magie Smith-Fleischer
Back to the Future?: The Role of Critical Thinking and High Levels of Reading Comprehension in the 21st Century
Never More Crucial: Music in the Language Arts Class
Harmonious Argument: Aikido in the Classroom
Homage to Walter Van Tilburg Clark
What’s For Dinner?
Those Who Don’t Do, Teach
Features and Columns
Call for MSS
CATE 2011 Creative Writing Contest
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Call for Manuscripts
Next Issue: January 2011
Theme: THE COMMON CORE: WHAT’S IN A LIST?
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts include a list of what they call “text exemplars” — books, poems, and plays that illustrate the level of complexity and quality of the texts students should be reading. The list is expressly NOT meant to be a partial or complete reading list. Let’s expand this list. What books do you think students should be reading? Choose a work that you’ve taught or put in students’ hands that you would recommend to others and offer a rationale for its complexity and quality. Let’s put teachers’ expertise at the center of curricular development.
Due Date: December 1, 2010