The third in our four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.
Every set of academic standards has a soul.
Yes, a soul. It's made of varied stuff: part research, part practice, part conviction of its authors.
To find the soul, follow the words that turn up again and again in the winding backwaters and byways of the standards themselves.
A search of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards turns up one remarkable word 105 times. It is "complex" (or "complexity").