Deeper Learning for All: Common Core and Writing


Welcome to one of the online texts that will support the P2PU School of Ed course Deeper Learning for All: Common Core & Writing.  This document is an easily annotatible version of the Common Core State Standards that address writing.  While it certainly would be in the best interests of course participants to consider the writing standards in the light and context of the entire CCSS, it seems worthwhile for a course on writing and the CCSS to focus on, and begin to internalize and critically consider the text of the writing standards specifically.  This text is an attempt to facilitate discussion around that.

All of the pages of this text are taken verbatim from the CCSS.  Typos and odd formatting have been preserved and every attempt has been made to stick with the original formatting of the standards themselves.  Please let me know if you discover any errors.  Commenting is open to anyone who should stumble across this space, but the focus is on supporting the P2PU course.

This site is built on WordPress with the CommentPress plugin from the Institute for the Future of the Book powering the annotation.  Whenever you see a text bubble at the start of a paragraph, click on that paragraph to begin annotating the text.  If you need more information on how to navigate this text, you can find a handy reference on the CommentPress support site. The comment threads are built for each paragraph.  I hope and suspect we can have good and productive conversation around the expectations and language of these standards.


Per the terms of the Common Core State Standards Initiative’s Non-Commercial License, the standards text on this website is © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.  Comments and annotations are licensed in accordance with the P2PU course under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  Certainly the comments remain the property  of the author.