Hazlett says one of the biggest changes with the new Common Core English standards is a greater emphasis on non-fiction material.
“It used to be maybe 20-30 percent of our teaching was non-fiction and now it’s 50 [percent] or more,” she says. “That’s a huge difference.”
The new standards are tougher than Ohio’s old standards, Hazlett says, and they require students to analyze writing more deeply.
Via Mel Riddile