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You can reach her at boverturf[AT]reading[DOT]org. This is part two of a three-part series that examines the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Part One introduced CCSS and provided context for those new to the standards. Part Two will review the key features that offer opportunities for educators to transform their teaching. In Part Three, we will take a look at how various states are starting to implement the standards. As educators start to understand and implement the CCSS, many are forming professional learning communities and statewide development teams, as well as regional and national consortiums of state representatives. 1) Interdisciplinary Learning 2) Argumentation When writing and reading, persuasion and critical literacy are key factors in how students read and respond to text. 3) Text Complexity 4) Text Exemplars 5) Close Reading of Text 6) Technology.