Read Like a Detective. Write Like a Reporter.

Read Like a Detective. Write Like a Reporter.

This post has been updated from its original 2012 publish date. I recently stumbled across a quote that, for me, sums up so perfectly the Common Core State Standards and how they demand a more focused and rigorous classroom approach to prepare students as competitive...
Simply Assign Complex Texts?

Simply Assign Complex Texts?

This blog post has been updated from its original version posted in 2013.  What makes a text complex? Is it the structure? Is it sentence length? Is it student motivation? Text complexity takes into account all of these characteristics and more. If we know that one...