So I've finally delved into the Common Core ELA standards, and....yikes. Always worse than you think.
Reading the standards in the wake of attending 3 district Common Core presentations (a fourth awaits on YouTube) is like a good news/bad news joke without the good news.
The bad news is Common Core.
The other bad news is my district has no idea what Common Core actually says, and they're doing it all wrong.
e.g.: nowhere in the Common Core will you find the words "21st century skills."
It's like that old Woody Allen joke, The food is terrible and the portions are too small.