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Nonfiction as Mentor Text

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"Many people still hold to the belief that nonfiction writing is “just the facts,” often synonymous with formulaic, dull writing. Nothing could be further from the truth! For years, authors of all genres have honed their writing by reading literary nonfiction by the likes of David McCullough, Anna Quindlen, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and so many others."


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, April 12, 2013 5:27 AM
Just did a booktalk for 8th grade with non-fiction titles that coincided with a fiction - they literally flew off the shelves. This is why libraries & librarians are SO important in Common Core.
Matt Weld's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:30 PM

Great article that talks about how authors of nonfiction use the same skills in their craft that we are asking of students.  Links at the end to other good, related articles, too.

Gail Donahue's curator insight, April 17, 2013 8:11 AM

This could be excellent background reading for content area teachers when trying to implement writing across the curriculum.

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Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway?

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Last month I attended a training focused on teaching "complex texts" to address the Common Core Standards.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:07 PM

Clear and concise introduction to complex text. 

Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's comment, April 3, 2013 7:25 AM
It would also be good to compare to texts, say The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Flies, in order to grapple with text complexity - which text is more complex? Which text merits a true close reading (of passages)? I am guessing that teachers will be somewhat divided on this, by grade level and perhaps also by years of experience. By comparing (as the CCSS also recognizes) we often gain a deeper understanding. In isolation, any text can become complex simply because it can be questioned to death.
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Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency

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Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.

The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.These texts typically measure at a Lexile score of 1450.This Lexile measure was used as a benchmark for college and career readiness (CCR).Grade level Lexiles were then scaffolded in reverse, defining grade level Lexile expectations as stated in the Common Core Appendix A.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:46 PM

Important reading for school librarians working to assist teachers in finding informational text that is differentiated in reading levels.

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Ohio Resource Center > AdLIT > In Perspective Magazine > Digging Deeper into the Common Core: Text Complexity

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Education Update:It's Complicated:It's Complicated

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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Common Core Daily

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A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Patricia Sarles.
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Teach123: Common Core Standards Short Cut & Pinerly

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Are there times when you want a specific common core standard in a hurry? If so, I have a short cut for you. If you look at the very bottom of my blog you will see this: Try out the one at the bottom of my blog.
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Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word: The Common Core State Standards and Text Complexity

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The #CCSS & Text Complexity http://t.co/2qvArurc #commoncore #literacy #edchat #edleaders #6thchat #5thchat #4thchat $ntchat #ctchat...
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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text

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Text Complexity: The Challenge of Selecting Texts | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Text Complexity: The Challenge of Selecting Texts | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | text complexity | Scoop.it
Our English department has been given the task of selecting our four mentor texts for next year’s whole class reads.
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Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core | Teaching the Core

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How do we incorporate the Common Core's complex texts in a way that students will read, engage with, debate, and discuss? Join us as we explore non-freaked implementation. (RT @davestuartjr: What's your approach to whole-class complex texts?

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Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts

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Standard 9 of the Common Core State Standards underscores the importance of students reading and writing about complex literary and informational texts, skills critical for "college and career readin (Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal...

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:54 AM

The points provided here are not new, but they offer new tie-ins to the common core and give great examples. Some people have been teaching this way for quite a while.

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Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency

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Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.

The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.These texts typically measure at a Lexile score of 1450.This Lexile measure was used as a benchmark for college and career readiness (CCR).Grade level Lexiles were then scaffolded in reverse, defining grade level Lexile expectations as stated in the Common Core Appendix A.
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:46 PM

Important reading for school librarians working to assist teachers in finding informational text that is differentiated in reading levels.

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Lost in Translation | Burkins & Yaris

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In our post, Text Complexity 101, we ended by wondering how well we are integrating quantitative measures with qualitative and individual reader/text variables when making decisions about grade level complex text?
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Providing Student Support with the Common Core & Text Complexity

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The new Common Core State Standards require that students read more complex texts. What are ways teachers can provide support for new levels of rigor?
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Vocabulary, Comprehension, and the Common Core: A Conversation with Doug Fisher (PODCAST)

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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text

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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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7 Recommended Common Core Web Sites | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

7 Recommended Common Core Web Sites | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | text complexity | Scoop.it
NASSP: Common Core Resources for School Leadershttp://www.nassp.org/knowledge-center/topics-of-interest/common-core-state-standardsThis site includes links to articles, webinars, twitter feeds, and two continuously updated newsletters relating to...
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The Common Core State Standards and Text Complexity | Teaching and Professional Development

The Common Core State Standards and Text Complexity | Teaching and Professional Development | text complexity | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards focus on increasing text complexity. What does that mean? How can we address that in the classroom?
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5 things you should know about Common Core standards

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The world of education is buzzing about Common Core standards. Let's examine five important qualities of the Common Core. (RT @HPTeachExchange: 5 things you should know about Common Core standards. What are your thoughts?
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Text Complexity Resources | Common Core State Standards SMUSD

Resources to support implementation of the KY Core Academic Standards for ELA and the Literacy in the Science, Social Studies/History and Technical Areas Standards.
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