It is official your child is back in school. By know you would have attended parent teacher’s night, or have at least received the parent teacher’s night notice. Anon, you are now trying to establish a school routine with your child. As you set up a routine keep in mind these Common Core State Standards to keep track of what your child is learning or not learning.
Why the change
The powers that be, New York City Department of Education, in 2011 decided to revamp the public school curriculum. They undoubtedly discerned the existing curriculum was not working and opt for a change. Some say change is good. You decided. Cross check your child’s school work with the list below and observe if the new curriculum is having a positive impact in your child’s education.
1. Biographies and historical reading assignments
2. Expansion of homework to reading articles past and present
3. More books on the world and its environment
4. More books on science and biology
5. Students will be asked to write short essays recapping there understanding of the facts
6. Students will be taught how to present the facts by using book or article content
7. Students will be taught as writers how to support their arguments
8. Expect more vocabulary and spelling words.
9. Students will be taught how to use varying words to be better communicators
There is great expectation from the newly established Common Core State Standards in writing, reading, speaking, listening and language. When you open your child’s notebook be sure that these expectations are being met.