Questions for our scholars: Are you slick? (SLICC) Can you make it click? (Class Links In Core Curriculum)
One objective within common-core type tests such as the FSA ELA is a greater emphasis on informational or expository texts, in terms of both student reading and writing. By grade 12, 70% of the texts that students read should be informational, and 40% of what students write should be expository (informational). The Writing Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects include a focus on informative/explanatory texts. The English Language Arts Common Core Standards go even further, including a separate set of Reading Standards for Informational Text (in addition to the Reading Standards for Literature). Moreover, as students progress in grade levels, they should be reading texts with increased complexity.