Aligning Instruction in Music, Art, and PE with the CCSS | Burkins & Yaris

In this post, we discuss ways that music, art, and PE teachers can align instruction with the Common Core ELA standards.

“When the Common Core State Standards were first introduced, the rollout was accompanied by six instructional shifts. The second shift, “knowledge in the disciplines, ” popularized the idea that all teachers–including music, art, and PE teachers–are responsible for contributing to a child’s growth and development in literacy. These six shifts have since been condensed to three; however, with language such as “reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from the text” and “building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction,” even these shifts allude to the role that special area teachers can play in developing children’s growth and development as readers, writers, speakers, and listeners.”


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