Text Complexity

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343996
Format: PDF, Docs
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There is a big difference between assigning complex texts and teaching complex texts No matter what discipline you teach, learn how to use complexity as a dynamic, powerful tool for sliding the right text in front of your students’ at just the right time. Updates to this new edition include How-to’s for measuring countable features of any written work A rubric for analyzing the complexity of both literary and informational texts Classroom scenarios that show the difference between a healthy struggle and frustration The authors’ latest thinking on teacher modeling, close reading, scaffolded small group reading, and independent reading

Rigorous Reading Texas Edition

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544336381
Format: PDF
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Newly revised and updated throughout, this new Texas Edition has been specially developed to align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. What it really means to "read closely." What could Fern Arable, Jay Gatsby, and Winston Churchill possibly have in common? They all need masterful teachers to help students revel in their complexity. And Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher are just the two mentors to help you make that happen. Call it close reading, call it deep reading, call it analytic reading - call it what you like. The point is, it's a level of understanding that students of any age can achieve with the right kind of instruction. In Rigorous Reading, Nancy and Doug articulate an instructional plan so clearly, and so squarely built on research, that teachers, schools, and districts need look no further. The 5 Access Points Toward Proficiency Purpose & Modeling: Teachers think aloud to demonstrate critical thinking and how good readers always know why they are reading. Close & Scaffolded Reading Instruction: Teachers engage students in repeated readings and discussions, with text-dependent questions, prompts, and cues to help students delve into an author's ideas. Collaborative Conversations: Teachers orchestrate collaborative learning to get students in the habit of exercising their analytical thinking in the presence of their peers. An Independent Reading Staircase: Teachers artfully steer students to more challenging books, with strategic bursts of instruction and peer conferences to foster metacognitive awareness. Performance: Teachers offer feedback and assessments that help students demonstrate understanding of text in authentic ways and plan instruction based on student understanding. There's more . . . Also included are illustrative classroom video clips available via QR codes along with an online Facilitator's Guide with PowerPoints--making Rigorous Reading the only resource a teacher, school, or district needs to seriously stretch students' capacity to read and comprehend text.

Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at Work Grades 9 12

Author: Douglas Fisherr
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676427X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explore strategies for integrating the Common Core State Standards for English language arts for grades 9–12 in this resource, which focuses on areas of instruction, curriculum, assessment, and intervention. You’ll also learn how to implement the CCSS within the powerful PLC at WorkTM process. Critical chapter-opening questions guide discussion and help you leverage the CCSS to optimize student learning.

25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core Literature and Informational Texts Grade 7 8

Author: Martin Lee
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545577137
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 7-8.

Eulen Rufe

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783473337149
Format: PDF
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On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl.

25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core Literature and Informational Texts Grade 5

Author: Martin Lee
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545577113
Format: PDF
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A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 5.

Winn Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783423707718
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core Literature and Informational Texts Grade 6

Author: Martin Lee
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545577120
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 6.