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The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

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September 1, 2011

The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

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This video features key ELA Standard writers David Coleman and Susan Pimentel, who discuss the historical context of the need for change in ELA Standards; the five critical shifts from earlier standards (text complexity, analysis, inference and evidence, writing to sources, mastery of writing and speaking, and academic vocabulary); and the importance of academic vocabulary, especially for English Language Learners.

Click here to view the Common Core State Standards video vignette series.

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