‘Both and’ Literacy Instruction K-5: A Proposed Paradigm Shift for the Common Core State Standards ELA Classroom

Authors: David Liben, Meredith Liben

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An "either-or" approach to concepts like close reading and volume of reading leaves important elements out. This paper discusses  the essential elements of a comprehensive K-5 ELA/literacy curriculum that aims to support all students in achieving the CCSS and other college- and career-ready standards.