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Text Complexity Shift Kit

The Text Complexity Kit was designed to give administrators and teachers some background information on what is expected for student achievement with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of Text Complexity.  

Contents of the kit include:

  • An introduction and definition of Text Complexity and the need for rigorous instruction across content areas
  • Presentation materials to build capacity at the school level
  • Research based articles supporting the need for complex text
  • Instructional resources responsive to the demands of the CCSS
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Critical Direction
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PowerPoints/Modules

Professional Development: Illinois State Board of Education

Professional Development: CCSSO Text Complexity

Professional Development: Oregon Department of Education Text Complexity (K-5)

Professional Development: Oregon Department of Education Text Complexity (6-12 ELA)

Professional Development: Oregon Department of Education Text Complexity (6-12 Content Area)

new The View of Text Complexity within the Common Core Standards: What Does it Mean for Struggling Readers?

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newSimplifying Text Complexity:  The Teaching Channel

 
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newWebinar from Metametrics:   Finding texts: "Hidden Resources at Your Fingertips” 

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new Teaching Books.Net:  Complete a qualitative measures rubric online and see how other educator’s rated the qualitative dimension of a plethora of books.

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