Plot thickens for "close reading" and the common core

01/31/2014 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards has many educators and experts focused on the standard of "close reading" to meet English and language-arts goals. In this blog post, consultant and instructional coach Mike Fisher argues that "reading voluminously" has the biggest effect on reading comprehension. "Lots and lots of text at instructional reading levels is the best way to develop good readers," he writes.

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