Under the state’s English language arts standards, will my child still read classic literature?

A:

Yes, the classics are still being read in every public school in Alabama. One great thing about shared standards is that one English teacher may decide to have his students read John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, while another may have her students read To Kill A Mockingbird to teach the same standards.[5]

[5] 2013 Revised Alabama English Language Arts Course of Study: English Language Literacy for College and Career Readiness