Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English courses, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school--and why.
With easy-to-understand examples, comprehension tips, and practice exercises, this complete guide help you understand:
The reasoning behind the Common Core English Language Arts standards
What your child will be learning at each grade level
The types of books and passages your child will be reading
The new requirements on nonfiction texts and the rationale behind them
The focus on finding evidence and formulating arguments
The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades K–5 will give you the confidence you need to help your children meet the new ELA expectations for their grade level and excel at school.