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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 19, December 18, 2012

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

CCSS Lead Writers Provide New Resources

CCSS Writers Address Literature Instruction Concerns in Huffington Post

David Coleman and Sue Pimentel, lead writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts (ELA) and literacy, in “The Role of Fiction in the High School English Language Arts Classroom” External link opens in new window or tab., an op-ed piece published in the Huffington Post last week, address concerns and confusion over the emphasis in the CCSS on informational text and the degree to which this affects instruction on literature and fictional texts.

Lead Writers of the CCSS Release New Professional Development Modules

Student Achievement Partners has released a series of free Professional Development Modules External link opens in new window or tab. to support teachers, principals and others educators and leaders in their transition to the CCSS. Each Module is designed as a ‘ready-to-use’ toolkit and contains:

The seven modules now available are:

These modules are free and can be adapted to best suit your local needs. Feedback on these modules can be sent directly to:

Student Achievement Partners External link opens in new window or tab. is a non-profit founded by three of the lead authors of the CCSS devoted to accelerating student achievement by all students by supporting effective implementation of the Common Core.

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