HOW DO THE NEW STANDARDS CHANGE ... ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS?
• In addition to high-quality child to have more reading assignments based on real-life events to learn about science and social studies through reading, such as articles, biographies and historical stories.

• Your child will have reading and writing assignments that might ask to retell or write about key parts of a story or book.

• Look for writing that asks your child to draw on concrete examples from the text that serve as evidence.

• Look for writing that asks your child to make arguments in writing using evidence.

• Read fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and articles that are grade-level appropriate with your child. Show that reading fiction and non-fiction can be fun.

• Provide more challenging texts for your child to read and show how to dig deeper into difficult pieces.

• Ask your child to provide evidence in everyday discussions and
disagreements. Help him or her understand the difference
between giving evidence and giving an opinion.

• Encourage writing at home. Write and read together using evidence and details.