Literacy guidelines alter English classes

Teachers debate effects of Common Core

Posted: March 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

NWA Media/SAMANTHA BAKER Teacher Katy Moore leads discussion about Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn during her 11th-grade English class at Har-Ber High School in Springdale. Despite some misconceptions about Common Core state standards, fiction remains an important part of high school English courses, Moore said.

New state literacy standards require that students read more nonfiction, but despite some fears, the change does not push fiction out of the classroom, a teacher-trainer from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 03/24/2014