Common Core Nonfiction Reading Standards Mark The End Of Literature, English Teachers Say/HuffPo

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This, to my mind, is socially dangerous. At the least, reading well written fiction can help users of the more linear non-fiction, such as specifications, legal briefs, and technical manuals. At the greatest, we humans have the need for story, to engage in alternate realities, in reliving the might-have-beens of history. Without fiction, we will eventually face a visceral rebellion in the human experience – or we will surrender our humanity and become automatons.

 

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