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Writing Reality

March 7, 2013

My email inbox has been reverberating with missives about the Common Core curriculum. Some fit in a “hooray” box, others predict the end of literature in schools. I’m in a wait-and-see mode. Common Core curricula encourage nonfiction reading. I write narrative nonfiction. More than that, I see it as the literary form of the Information Age. But will good nonfiction make it into classrooms? Ah, there’s the rub. Today most school nonfiction is delivered in boring textbook prose. (more…)

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