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Common Core: Seven Opportunities to Transform English Language Arts Curriculum Brenda Overturf is a member of the International Reading Association's Board of Directors. 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.
Paragraph Shrinking Need more help with writing instruction? Try the Paragraph Shrinking strategy! Paragraph Shrinking allows each student to take turns reading, pausing, and summarizing the main points of each paragraph. Students provide each other with feedback as a way to monitor comprehension.View strategy »