North Dakota English Teachers Praise Common Core
Teachers continue to come out in support of Common Core, telling of how students are more engaged and more analytical under the standards. The most recent example comes from North Dakota, where English teachers discuss how the standards are helping make their teaching experience better:
“Amanda Peterson, an English teacher at Bismarck High School, told the Bismarck School Board that the state’s standards are more rigorous than ever before and keep her students more engaged in their studies.
‘They have allowed us to bring in more nonfiction selections that help us better understand, better critically analyze the literature we are reading,’ she said.”
And it is not just high school students who are more engaged. Middle school students are reading more as well:
“Simle Middle School English teacher Meagan Sharp has noticed a similar result in her classroom.
She said seventh-grade students in her class used to read only one novel. They now participate in book clubs, where they read four novels per year.
‘Students love it; they are engaged,’ she said.”
Read the full article in the Bismarck Tribune.