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...
Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions

Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions

Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions Mar 1, 2019 | [Reading] To teach the K-12 college and career-ready standards in reading comprehension, teachers must be asking text-dependent questions. The characteristics of such a question include: The answer is implied...
Identify Text Worthy of a Close Reading

Identify Text Worthy of a Close Reading

Identify Text Worthy of a Close Reading Oct 30, 2018 | [Reading] When preparing a close-reading experience, the first step is to select an appropriate text. Such a text should be complex, comprehensive, and considerate. The text should be complex Complex texts are not...