English Learners, Writing, and the Common Core

  title={English Learners, Writing, and the Common Core},
  author={Carol Booth Olson and Robin C. Scarcella and Tina Matuchniak},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={570 - 592}
Adopted by 46 states, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) present a vision of what it means to be literate in the twenty-first century and call for all students, including English learners, to develop critical reading skills necessary for a deep understanding of complex texts, and critical writing skills to write about those texts. This article addresses how teachers can prepare English learners to meet the CCSS for writing in grades K–8. It considers the degree and type of additional… 

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