The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA, Grades K-5 (Paperback)

Understand the New English Standards to Help Your Child Learn and Succeed (Everything®)

By Felicia Durden

Everything, 9781440590566, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

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Take the mystery out of Common Core ELA!

Designed to be a set of national educational standards, the Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the nation. But if you're accustomed to traditional English courses, you may be having a hard time understanding what your kids are bringing home from school--and why.

With easy-to-understand examples, comprehension tips, and practice exercises, this complete guide help you understand:
  • The reasoning behind the Common Core English Language Arts standards
  • What your child will be learning at each grade level
  • The types of books and passages your child will be reading
  • The new requirements on nonfiction texts and the rationale behind them
  • The focus on finding evidence and formulating arguments
The Everything Parent's Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades K–5 will give you the confidence you need to help your children meet the new ELA expectations for their grade level and excel at school.

About the Author

Felicia Durden, EdD, is an accomplished master teacher and a certified trainer for the Common Core ELA standard. She has trained more than 8,000 teachers in the K-5 ELA standards. Dr. Durden serves as the Assistant Director of Reading and Writing in a large urban school district in Arizona. She lives in Tempe, AZ.