Measure a Text’s Complexity

Measure a Text’s Complexity

Measure a Text’s Complexity Mar 1, 2019 | [Reading] Assessing a text’s complexity sometimes seems like guesswork. Besides the reading level of the passage, what else should we consider? To make the task more concrete and tangible, Kristina Smekens has created a...
Start a Close Reading Without Previewing the Text

Start a Close Reading Without Previewing the Text

Start a Close Reading Without Previewing the Text Oct 22, 2018 | [Reading] Since close reading is applied only to complex and challenging texts, teachers often feel the need to frontload students in preparation. They tend to provide in-depth background information, a...