Text Complexity and the Common Core
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Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost: The Challenge of Challenging Text

Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost: The Challenge of Challenging Text | Text Complexity and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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From INFOhio: EBSCOhost, Professional Development Collection.   The article reports on text complexity and how reading difficult texts can build a student's skill and stamina. Vocabulary and sentence structure often make a text hard to read, so the author suggests focusing on key factors, such as language, punctuation and phrasing. Coherence, or connections within a text, organization of ideas and background knowledge can also factor into difficult books. The author makes 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.

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Uncovering "Complex Text" in the Common Core

Uncovering "Complex Text" in the Common Core | Text Complexity and the Common Core | 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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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 23, 2015 10:24 PM

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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What’s the Big Deal about Text Complexity? | Teaching the Core

What’s the Big Deal about Text Complexity? | Teaching the Core | Text Complexity and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 23, 2015 10:50 PM

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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Text Complexity Rubrics

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"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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Includes examples of text complexity rubrics for selected titles.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 23, 2015 10:21 PM

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

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

Education Update:It's Complicated:It's Complicated | Text Complexity and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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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Text Complexity - The Common Core - State Standards

Text Complexity - The Common Core - State Standards | Text Complexity and the Common Core | Scoop.it
INFOhio Educator Portal - Tools and resources for Ohio educators including Professional Development, Educator Community and teaching/content resources.
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INFOhio Webinar

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts require that educators give attention to selecting texts based on their level of text complexity. In this webinar, the new process for determining text complexity will be examined and a sample determination of a text will be demonstrated. Resources to support librarians and teachers in this practice will be provided. Presenter: Marcia Barnhart, Consultant, Former Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Ohio Department of Education

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Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile® Bands

Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile® Bands | Text Complexity and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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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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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 23, 2015 10:08 PM

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

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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 and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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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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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 23, 2015 10:18 PM

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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Reading Complex Texts [[span class=qqgrade-tagqq]](Grade 3)[[/span]] | PARCC

Reading Complex Texts [[span class=qqgrade-tagqq]](Grade 3)[[/span]] | PARCC | Text Complexity and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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