What's an English Standard Anyhow?


An intimidating spiral bound pink booklet was my initial exposure to English  Language Arts Standards. Twelve years ago when I entered my teacher training program my professor handed each student a set of standards, one for each content area since we were Childhood Education majors. The professor passionately explained to us that this was our guidebook to follow and that everything, yes, EVERYTHING, we teach should be related to a standard! (This statement itself is ground for another conversation.) As a novice to the world of education, I eagerly embraced my stacks, prepared to take on the challenge!

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