October 12, 2015 Mr. Kelley 9th Grade English
The Common Core
Compared to previous curriculum designs, the Common Core strives to teach critical thinking across all subjects. In English class, this will be accomplished by strongly rooting learning in the texts we will be using. Speaking of texts, the Common Core focuses more on samples and excerpts rather than required reading lists. With this, the Common Core aims to make the learning apply to all aspects of the student's life.