Brad Cawn

Brad Cawn specializes in helping schools and teachers integrate the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy across content areas through rigorous inquiry-based instruction centered on the investigation of disciplinary texts.
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Mapping out rigorous literacy instruction

Reexamining Rigor in Literacy

Categories: Instruction, Literacy

Sometimes it’s called the “treasure box”; other times, it’s known as “that resource.” Once I heard it referred to as “the answer”—not an answer, mind you, but the answer. It’s that magical list of complex texts that are just right for your students; they’re the readily available, rigorous tasks sure to engage them deeply. Answers. Easy ones. Good ones.

Forgive then, my terrible, terrible news: that treasure doesn’t exist. Read more