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Perspectives on Common Core: Kathy Powers

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In its commitment to ensuring great public schools for every student, the National Education Association created a Common Core Working Group (CCWG), a coalition of classroom teachers and education professionals from around the country. The CCWG is working to ensure that Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics are implemented properly in participating states across the country.

Kathy Powers, a 5th- and 6th-grade English language arts teacher from Conway, Arkansas, and CCWG participant, provides examples of how lesson plans can align with Common Core State Standards through the integration of nonfiction text.


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