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Abstract

For over a decade reading mandates have caused reading to be taught as its own subject, isolated from the other language arts, often in place of writing, content area learning, and arts integration. With the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards (2010) there is potential for literacy teachers to rethink the curriculum used, methods of instruction, and how to provide individual and diverse learners with meaningful opportunities to use literacy to learn. If teachers take ownership and follow their expertise they can implement a more truly comprehensive and integrated learning experience that would prepare students for lifelong learning that uses literacy to learn content knowledge, sciences, math, art and music.

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