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Navigating the Common Core Standards

The common core standards are coming to South Carolina: are you ready? There are three major shifts to the way students learn in the classroom.

Shift #1: Text complexity

Reading materials will emphasize informational texts with subtle transitions, multiple themes, dense information, and lack of repetition

Shift #2: Text Dependent Questions

A significant portion of questions require textual evidence, attention to the details of text, and analysis of arguments and information central to the text.

Shift #3: Academic Vocabulary

Vocabulary will consist of more abstract, academic, and highly specialized words that are used across content areas.

If you are looking for complex texts or a person to guide you through the common core standards, check out the Teen Center at Richland Library! We have plenty of teen materials and staff dedicated to helping you understand the common core.


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