The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and methods familiarize children with new vocabulary questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read.
This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life. Because students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, the standards promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. States determine how to incorporate these standards into their existing standards for those subjects or adopt them as content area literacy standards. They include critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature.
Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. Please click here for the ADA Compliant version of the English Language Arts Standards. Who was Charlotte Mason and what is her method of homeschooling? Who put all of this together? Why are you putting so much work into something for which you receive no remuneration? Isn’t there any way we can contribute something? Can children follow the plots of many books read slowly in the same term?
Why shouldn’t I just read the books at a quicker pace so my child can focus on just one or two at a time? Why use short, varied lessons instead of long lessons that might train children to persevere at their work? Why doesn’t AO’s reading list fit into Charlotte Mason’s PNEU timetables? Does AO’s page count line up with the number of pages Charlotte Mason’s PNEU schools were doing?
If AO is a Christian curriculum, why does it use books that assume evolution like A Child’s History of the World and Van Loon’s? Why fairy tales, myths, fantasy, Shakespeare? Can I do this if my child has ADHD, dyslexia or Asperger’s? All I see is a booklist.
One mom in my homeschool group tried AO and isn’t doing it anymore, why should I try it? What if I want something more scripted and methodical so I can be sure I’m doing CM the right way? I have a product which would meet the needs of AO users. Can I post details to your forum? I don’t understand why I can’t market products and services .
Why so stingy with something that’s free? I learn the basics of this kind of education? What do I need to do to start, what does it cost, and where do I get the books? How much does it cost to use this curriculum?