Gaeton Pappalardo, "The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy," Edutopia, Jul.2014.

John Chase, Wag the Dog blog, Jul. 2014.
A set of three blog entries sharing reflections on David Coleman and close reading. The first post includes a link to a video in which Coleman, Gerson, and King discussing the close reading strategy.

Daniel Katz, Ph.D., "Dear Common Core English Standards: Can We Talk?, Daniel Katz's blog, Sep. 2014.

Tom Hoffman, "Watch David Pook Mislead NH Legislators about the Common Core and NECAP GLEs," Tuttle SVC, Dec. 2013.

Tom Hoffman, "I'd Be Happy To Tell You What I Don't Like," Common Core Annoyances, May 2014.
Subtitled "About Specific Common Core ELA/Literacy Standards"

Peter Greene, "A Bad CCSS ELA Lesson Exemplar," Curmudgucation blog, Aug. 2014.

Peter Greene, "The Non-Fiction vs Fiction Issue," Curmudgucation blog, Aug. 2014.

Rebecca Wallace-Segall, "A Passionate, Unapologetic Plea for Creative Writing in Schools," The Atlantic, Oct. 2012.

Russ Walsh, "Could the Common Core Widen the Achievement Gap in Reading?" Russ on Reading blog, Oct. 2013.

Russ Walsh, "The Common Core in English/Language Arts: A Critically Literate Reading," Russ on Reading blog, Nov. 2013.

Bob Shepherd, "A Brief Analysis of Two Common [sic] Core [sic] State [sic] Standards [sic] in ELA," Bob Shepherd | Praxis blog, Feb. 2014.

John Chase, "Every Picture Tells a Story," Wag the Dog blog, Jul. 2014.
First sentence: The Common Core “promises” to prepare our students for the 21st century but fails to deliver on this promise when the standards claim that students will learn more from close reading text rather than skyping or tweeting with a historian, researcher, writer, explorer, artist, poet, musician, etc.

John Chase, "Passion and Purpose," Wag the Dog blog, Jul. 2014.