Nearly all U.S. states and territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards, a set of grade specific, consistent standards for literacy in English Language Arts, History, Science and Technical subjects that promote the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills. With an emphasis on informational text, these standards require a focus on reading literacy across the curriculum and an emphasis on persuasion and analysis. The use of primary sources and reference material and the addition of complex text that extends beyond the textbook can be used to support teaching the Common Core State standards. Essential questions, research tools and general reference databases provide an integrated model of literacy, a variety of integrated tools like lexiles for reading differentiation and provide support for the Common Core State Standards. Teachers are asked to apply language skills like reading, writing, speaking and listening to content in each subject areas.
ProQuest Solutions Support Reading, Writing and Language.
Educators and Students can: