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Enabling the CCSS version of exemplary adolescent literacy.
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Planning Text-Dependent Questions #edchat #engchat #sschat #scichat #ccss #ccchat

Planning Text-Dependent Questions #edchat #engchat #sschat #scichat #ccss #ccchat | AdLit |
The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

Via Darren Burris, Mark Gillingham
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Scaffolding Text Complexity for At-Risk Readers

Scaffolding Text Complexity for At-Risk Readers | AdLit |

by Tara Boyer


Perhaps the increased rigor of the common core will help us to eradicate the gap between those students who are reading at grade level and those who are not.


Even so, the process will not be immediate.


And while I support the common core, I also realize that not all students will be able to read independently at the lowest level of the text bands without scaffolding, let alone at the high end of the text bands.

Via Mel Riddile
Ted Caron's comment, September 25, 2012 11:14 PM
The second "scaffolding" section presents a list of helpful interventions for at-risk readers. Having said this, it's unclear, at least at this point, the extent to which such interventions (e.g. providing a summary or vocabulary in advance of a reading) undermine the value of reading a complex text in the first place. Of all the interventions, small group or one-to-one instruction--complete with interactive or divided notes and a list of prepared and VERY text-specific questions--may be the most effective and appropriate intervention of all, provided that we have the resources and time to give.