Tips for teaching language arts under the common core

01/20/2013 | Education Week Teacher

In this blog post, educators and experts share their suggestions for preparing students for the Common Core State Standards in language arts. Amy Benjamin, a teacher and national consultant, writes that language arts classes are "Command Central" for the essential skills of the common core. Students must be immersed regularly in "aural and written academic vocabulary," she writes. Benjamin suggests using the Academic Word List compiled by Averil Coxhead as a resource.

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