The Common Core asks students to read preparing for the literacy of children notes lessons 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 asked 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. Is it ever OK to lie in a job interview? So you want to be a teacher?
Many children around the world, especially teenagers, have to take formal English language examinations. This section provides some useful suggestions for teenagers taking exams. These may be internationally recognised exams like the Cambridge First Certificate or a local examination like the Sri Lankan O Level or Hong Kong Certificate in English. This month we are looking at how teachers can help students do as well as they possibly can in these exams, while maintaining motivation and enjoyment in English classes. So we must attempt to build on these positive factors and reduce the negative. Exam preparation classes should not just practise doing exams but teach students examination techniques and make these transparent. Students must know what the exam includes and what the examiner is looking for.