Any standard, Common Core or not, should be clear, measurable, and reasonable.
Here’s what I think about the Common Core writing standards for K-2. I’m going to use some examples from kindergarten.
The writing standards can be found in Writing as well as under Language.
Here’s a clear, measurable, reasonable kindergarten Writing Standard:
ELA Literacy W.K.1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…).
The Writing section (dealing with content) is generally good.
Some of the standards in the Language area are also clear and useful, for example:Continue Reading