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What Is Text Complexity and Why Do We Care?

By: Sharon CoanPosted 11/19/13
What Is Text Complexity and Why Do We Care?

The creators of the Common Core State Standards discovered a steady increase in the difficulty of the types of reading required in college and career settings. Therefore, students must learn to deal with complex texts in order to be college and career ready. Here’s how you can choose appropriate complex texts for your students.

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How Do We Help Students Access Complex Text?

By: Sharon CoanPosted 11/05/13
How Do We Help Students Access Complex Text?

Interestingly, a term that appears again and again in the literature related to teaching complex text does not appear in the CCSS/ELA themselves: close reading. So, why do we hear this term so often? Here are some tips for using close reading to guide students through complex texts.

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