Policy

Common Core: Too Much for Kindergarten?

May 2, 2015

EARLY READING GAPS: Since so much of young learning happens at home, five-year-olds enter preschool with a wide range of developmental stages. Common Core state standards, however, suggest that these young learners should master skills that include recognizing words and reading beginner texts--demands that some educators call detrimental to students’ development, as Mindshift reports. If students see themselves as inferior readers in kindergarten, are they less likely to be confident, successful readers later?

Policy

Common Core: Too Much for Kindergarten?

May 2, 2015

EARLY READING GAPS: Since so much of young learning happens at home, five-year-olds enter preschool with a wide range of developmental stages. Common Core state standards, however, suggest that these young learners should master skills that include recognizing words and reading beginner texts--demands that some educators call detrimental to students’ development, as Mindshift reports. If students see themselves as inferior readers in kindergarten, are they less likely to be confident, successful readers later?

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