Louisiana fourth-graders received a worksheet with “pimp” and “mobstaz,” a mother complains. The superintendent says it was taken from a web site with “real-world text” that is “aligned” to Common Core standards.
The worksheet provides examples of the word “twist,” including tornadoes, the dance craze and a rapper named “Twista.”
How does “real-world” text differ from text?
Why does a rundown on a rapper’s career — he sings with Mobstaz and has a hit called Po-Pimp — enhance students’ understanding of the word “twister.”