The Common Core Has Its Supporters
Two third-graders scrutinized a photo of a man in a wheelchair in Afghanistan. The man had no feet and was talking to a boy with metal legs.
“What did you notice?” 9-year-old Kailyn Marra asked her classmate, Dylan Tomaska, at East Moriches Elementary School on Long Island. Dylan described the dusty scene and then they wrote down their questions: “Why are they hurt? Who are they? Are they poor?”
Their work on a recent afternoon embodied Common Core Learning Standard 3.1: Having discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own.