In my search for awesome blogs to follow, I came across The Line. This is an edublog written by 7th grade ELA teacher Dina Strasser and it is actually a pretty great resource. Her most recent blog is basically just a link to an article that she co-wrote with another woman, Cheryl Dobbertin. This article was written with one purpose: debunk 4 common myths about the ELA Common Core State Standards.
I can honestly say that I'm a better person for reading it. I already knew this stuff, but there is something to be said about reading the things your thinking in an educational article. I feel like I am RIGHT and that "ah-ha" moment is worth the 6 minutes it took me to read through this article.
Teachers, read it for yourselves...especially if you teach ELA. It makes me feel a lot better about this coming year!
Link to the article: Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards