"He does see the real life connections"
Virginia Johnson has noticed a difference in the skills her son is learning with higher standards in English class. Caleb, a high school student at the Dansville Central School District in New York's Finger Lakes Region, is working on close reading of non-fiction texts to find evidence that support claims with real life implications. For instance, in Ms. Wolf's 9th grade ELA class, students were constructing argumentative essays to identify who bears responsibility for ethically manufactured goods, in countries like Bangladesh. Listen to why Caleb thinks these skills are important for life beyond school.