Common Core Literacy Theory

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After viewing the Common Core in Literacy video which discussed the sixth shifts in ELA instruction, I was impressed with David Coleman’s (2012) summary of the shifts when he said, students should “read like a detective and write like an investigative reporter.” This is why I feel that the ultimate goals are the fourth and fifth shifts; text-based answers and writing from source. Being able to read text with intricacy, subsequently allows that information to be transformed into the writing process; making students college and career ready. This is a tiered process in which the instructor must first hone in on different informational text suited to meet the diverse reading levels of each student. This can be accomplished by combining shifts
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