A third, and the most troubling, is that, particularly in low-income schools, the tendency is simply to give easier assignments to students who are further behind, rather than scaffolding harder assignments.
(Fewer states use the common-core standards outright than when they were rolled out in 2010, since many states have by now tweaked or revised them.
But many of the common core's tenets remain embedded in state expectations.) Although there is a general trend of states, districts, and advocates paying much more attention to the content of curricula than a few decades ago, the Education Trust argues that educators need to go further to analyze the types of practice they give students to master content.
“critically analyse”), this means approaching the task in a questioning way: “How does this work?
Both target an 8th grade standard on seeing structure in an expression and being able to represent that expression in different ways.
There’s a problem: your professors assign you the books and they ask you to write the paper, but they don’t teach you how to write a literary essay step by step.
Some students assume they can find some reviews on Goodreads and paraphrase them.
Read the whole report for more data and examples of higher- and lower-rigor assignments.
And concurrent with this report, the Education Trust is putting out a tool that teachers can use to analyze their own assignments and where they may be falling short.
A literary analysis essay is an academic assignment that examines and evaluates a work of literature or a given aspect of a specific literary piece.
It tells about the big idea or theme of a book you’ve read.