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As part of the standards, students must analyze the structure of text with increasingly difficult and complex text. Many of the INFOhio resources provide Lexile levels with help on text complexity. For INFOhio resources, you may need a user name and password. You can request it through our automated system at http://www.infohio.org/getpassword.
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Unlocking the SECRETS of Complex Text

Unlocking the SECRETS of Complex Text | Text Complexity | Scoop.it
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This article from Educational Leadership, “presents information on the focus of nonfictional and informational complex text and includes ideas on pairing different books, developing structures for transference and constructing arguments.”   Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Growing Your Garden of Complex Text

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This article from Educational Leadership discusses the importance of providing sufficiently challenging and age-appropriate reading materials. It presents a comparison of Lexile ranges for a variety of grade levels, challenges associated with greater expectations for student literacy in the U.S., and suggestions for eliminating ineffective texts from a reading list.     Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio

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A Step Too Steep?

A Step Too Steep? | Text Complexity | Scoop.it
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"This article from Educational Leadership “presents information on text complexity levels for grades 2 and 3 in the U.S. The author looks at the U.S. Common Core State Standards and the text complexity staircase with Lexile framework levels.  The article also discusses student motivation and engagement in reading."     Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Teaching with Complex Texts | Scholastic.com

Teaching with Complex Texts  | Scholastic.com | Text Complexity | Scoop.it
Laura Robb's six tips for unlocking literacy instruction.
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Students' reading skills can be improve with challenging text as long as teachers are there to scaffold.  This article has 6 quick and easy tips for complex text.

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Kansas Common Core ELA > Text Complexity

Kansas Common Core ELA > Text Complexity | Text Complexity | Scoop.it
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From the Kansas Department of Education, this site includes a collection of documents and links to text complexity resources, rubrics, text recommendations, and articles.

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Readability and the Common Core’s Staircase of Text Complexity » TextProject

Readability and the Common Core’s Staircase of Text Complexity » TextProject | Text Complexity | Scoop.it

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Information on readability formulas, what they mean and how teachers can use the informaton to develop strategies, tools and text to bring  beginning readers and struggling readers to high levels of literacy. 

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:32 PM

For a long time, educators have asked questions about what makes a text complex. Why is it harder for students to read some books than others? How are we to help students select texts that will challenge them without frustrating them? What type of texts will increase their reading achievement most effectively  This articles discusses the 3-pronged sytems that the Common Core standards propose to evaluate text complexity.

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Uncovering "Complex Text" in the Common Core

Uncovering "Complex Text" in the Common Core | Text Complexity | Scoop.it
One of the critically mentioned components of the Common Core is the complex text. This need for complex text came out of studies that students were not arriving at college ready to read college-lev

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One of the challenges of complex text is trying to understand exactly what the term means.   This article provides an overview of complex text and how it is measured.

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ISearch

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Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, January 4, 7:53 PM

Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.

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Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, January 7, 12:21 PM

Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach

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The Challenge of Challenging Text

The Challenge of Challenging Text | Text Complexity | Scoop.it
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This article from Educational Leadership  author includes suggestions for teachers to help students understand a complex text, including building skills for comprehension and reading fluency, establishing a purpose of the reading, and encouraging motivation and persistence". Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Symbaloo

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Check out this great collection of resources about Common Core from INFOhio.

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Kim Moore's curator insight, March 15, 10:24 PM

Check out this great collection of resources about Common Core from INFOhio.

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Text Complexity (INFOhio Pinterest)

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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
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This INFOhio Pinterest board includes articles, charts, websites and more to help educators decipher the mysteries of text complexity.

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Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile® Bands

Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile® Bands | Text Complexity | Scoop.it

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

Lexile grade bands have been adjusted and stretched to meet the new rigors demanded by the common core.

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:18 PM

INFOhio resources provide a wealth of information   Both EBSCOhost and World Book Web include Lexile levels.   Lexile levels are one area to use when determining text complexity.  You can use Lexile.com to local the levels for many titles.   

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Text Complexity Rubrics

Text Complexity Rubrics | Text Complexity | Scoop.it

"The purpose of this rubric guide is to provide guidance for educators in determining whether a text meets the requirements of Common Core standards"


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The text complexity rubric includes instructions and a blank rubric to provide guidance to educators with text and curriculum.

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, June 5, 2013 1:39 PM

Includes examples of text complexity rubrics for selected titles.

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What’s the Big Deal about Text Complexity?

What’s the Big Deal about Text Complexity? | Text Complexity | Scoop.it

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The Common Core standards for ELA place a heavy emphasis on text complexity.   Read more about how complex text is measured and how to address issues involving text.

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