The Standards demand that a significant amount of reading of informational texts take place in and outside the ELA [English Language Arts] classroom.
That passage has generated extensive discussions about just how much of the new “informational text” requirements have to be integrated into English class. Opponents say English teachers will have to reduce fiction texts, and advocates say most instructional texts will be left to teachers in other disciplines.
Even if there is confusion over just how much English classrooms will have to change, it is clear the new standards emphasize an effort to integrate more non-ficiton in students’ reading lists.
Are you an English teacher or student? What kinds of texts do you want to see in your English classroom? What was your favorite book from high school?