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Listen: How Teachers Are Creating New Lessons for Common Core State Standards

NPR's State Impact Florida

Kindergarteners in Katherine Kenton's class at Tallahassee's Gilchrist Elementary School are learning to read using the new Common Core standards. The students have to show they understand what they're reading. Their teacher says comprehension is the primary focus. "I added in a gingerbread theme to make it fun for this week and just looked at the standards in designing my lessons and seeing what I needed to focus on," Kenton said.

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