Simply Assign Complex Texts?

Simply Assign Complex Texts?

What makes a text complex? Is it the structure? Is it sentence length? Is it student motivation? Text complexity is made up of all these characteristics and more. In Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards, the Standards’ Model of Text Complexity explains how...

Using Text Evidence to Support Responses

In my last blog Are English Language Arts Teachers Ready? I address one instructional shift, Shift 3: Staircase of Complexity, ELA teachers will need to make in order to wholly address the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and attend to college and...