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11 Aug 2014

Frank Views on Literacy Learning and the Common Core

Elfrieda H. Hiebert


Hiebert, E.H. (2014). Frank Views on Literacy Learning and the Common Core. Santa Cruz: TextProject, Inc.


During a conference, my daily summaries of previous presentations were dubbed Frankly Freddys by Francie Alexander, Chief Academic Officer at Scholastic. I adopted the designation for those reports and subsequent commentaries on literacy topics. My goal: to present frank, clear, and honest evidence-based reflections on critical issues in literacy education.

This volume is an amalgam of the Frankly Freddys posted at TextProject.org from 2005 to 2014. Each column was intended to stand alone. However, when clustered topically, the columns coalesced into five topics in literacy learning and instruction that have been central to my work.