Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards may "share many features and concepts with existing standards" but "the new standards also represent a substantial departure from current practice in a number of respects."

This post looks at the differences in Mathematics and ELA, providing an explanation with some details for each difference.

In Mathematics the differences listed are;
* Greater Focus

* Coherence

* Skills, Understanding, and Application

* Emphasis on Practices

In English Language Arts the differences listed are:
* More Nonfiction

* Focus on Evidence

* "Staircase" of Text Complexity

* Speaking and Listening

* Literacy in the Content Area


Via Beth Dichter