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As I meet and talk to teachers about the Common Core State Standards, I consistently hear the question: "What is all this text complexity?
Am I supposed to be giving kids harder things to read? Text complexity isn't simple.
But, we can simplify it to help us meet the needs of our learners. And remember, text complexity business isn't just for English Language Arts teachers, it's for all of us who put primary texts in front of our students, knowing that the more they delve into the language of our disciplines, the more equipped they will be to think.
In this new video webinarI'm offering a teacher's "working definition" of text complexity, break down its three parts and offer some strategies for using this framework purposefully in the classroom. Next time, I'm going to offer strategies for sifting through all the CCSS resources that are out there.
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And, if you're just jumping into our Let's Chat Core series, here are all the blogs and videos. Learning to Read the Core.
Implementing the Core: Where to Begin? Core Changes and Their Impact.
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