Common Core Promotes Writing Across Various Subjects, Citing Other Texts

In part of a series about Common Core implementation at Belle Chasse Primary School in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, the Hechinger Report (4/8) reports on how writing instruction is changing under the Common Core. While students in early grades had previously been assigned writing exercises based on “personal experience,” the Report notes that assignments are now based on “citing ‘textual evidence.’” The article notes that the Common Core Standards “stress the importance of students’ [writing] across all subject areas,” citing evidence from readings.