The more I think about the new Common Core ELA standards, the more I read the commentary of other people weighing in (and without a doubt, the gloves are already off), the more I realize that a person’s background experience appears to most dominantly shape the context for the lens through which people are seeing CC than any other factor in the actual document.
In all this talk about text complexity, reading and re-reading, and the significance of pre-reading strategies as it relates to comprehension, what a person brings to the table based on their own past experience, study, worldview, and so on, are the current dominant goggles.
So what are my goggles? Obviously, if I am going to continue to provoke conversation about CC, it’s probably a fair thing that I try to share them.
This is me one week ago. For anyone who is interested to know where I’m coming from on all this.
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