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The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

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Historical context of the need for change in ELA Standards:
• Five critical shifts from earlier standards: text complexity; analysis, inference and evidence; writing to sources; mastery of writing and speaking; academic vocabulary
• Importance of academic vocabulary, especially for English Learners

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    gmt
    Posted 2 years ago

    One skill that could be more emphasized (it seems relevant as an application of English language proficiency) is reading within context or conversely inferring context from reading. The vocabulary, tone, authorial stance and style would be quite different, for instance, when reading a recipe from when reading a reasoned argument or a story or a joke or a math question or a scientific description. Where do we teach students to have an ear to these differences and to infer further meaning from the written text once having contextualized it in such ways?

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