Measure a Text’s Complexity

Measure a Text’s Complexity

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Meet the Multi-Text Expectation

Meet the Multi-Text Expectation

As everyday readers, we seek several texts for information on the same topic. When a situation breaks out in the world, we may “catch it” on TV, initially. Then, we read more in the newspaper (print or online versions) the next morning. We listen to...
Build Background Knowledge With Text Sets

Build Background Knowledge With Text Sets

Dr. Robert Marzano was one of the first educational researchers to cite the value in building background knowledge in learners. The data reveals that the more prior knowledge you have on a topic before reading about it, the better you would comprehend the new...