Common Core Spotlight
Text Complexity and Scope:
See how our literary nonfiction measures up!
The Common Core Standards put great emphasis on exposing your students to rigorous texts of sufficient complexity, and so do we! This issue’s cover story, for example, includes challenging vocabulary, complex sentence structures and graphics, and figurative language that invites close reading. We’ve also crafted the article in such a way that it requires a certain level of background knowledge (or, in the vernacular of the Common Core, “knowledge demands”).
Click here to see how we break down the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of “Into the Dark Water.”
Click here for a PDF of “Into the Dark Water” to project.
Common Core ELA Anchor Standards for grades 6-12 that this article supports:
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, W2, W4, W9, SL1, SL2, SL4, L4
More Common Core resources:
To learn how the rest of your April 23, 2012, issue supports the Common Core Standards, see pages 2-3 of your Teacher’s Edition, or click here.
E-mail Editor Kristin Lewis with comments, feedback, questions, or just to say hi! KELewis@Scholastic.com.