“Insipid Brew of Gobbledy-Gook” – Professor Laura Gibbs on Common Core Writing Standards

We came across this piece over at Common Core, and we wanted to encourage people to check it out.

I believe very much in the teaching of skills, but the blah-blah-blah of these standards does not give me a vocabulary of skills I can use to develop a curriculum and inspire my students to see themselves as skilled writers. Instead, I see here an insipid brew of gobbledy-gook that MASQUERADES as being a sequence of standards, but really – what is happening here between Grades 6 and 12, during six years of students’ lives as writers? I would really like to hear from any teachers out there who find the way these standards are written to be helpful in any way, shape or form in guiding a writing curriculum:

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2 responses to ““Insipid Brew of Gobbledy-Gook” – Professor Laura Gibbs on Common Core Writing Standards

  1. Debi

    Our Profession Growth Day next week is devoted to Common Core Writing. What a waste of time!!

  2. Pingback: Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform # 9: David Coleman | COMMON CORE

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