Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Text Complexity--from John Wolf on the IDOE Literacy Liaisons Community

John  Wolf has posted a new announcement for the community IDOE - Indiana Literacy Liaisons...Read On, Indiana!  This post is directly from the Learning Connection Community.  If you have not yet joined the community--it has valuable resources!  Check it out!

Text Complexity: Introducing the Concept and How It Can  Be Used To Strengthen Instruction   Learn About Text Complexity

 1. Introduction to Text Complexity From NYC DOE http://vimeo.com/27251914

 2. Complex Text and Its Implications in the Classroom, Dr Timothy Shanhan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dL1AuuE93M&feature=player_embedded

 Support  Tools
 3. Read "The Challenge of Challenging Text" by Timothy Shanahan, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar12/vol69/num06/The-Challenge-of-Challenging-Text.aspx

 4. Read about Text Complexity in Appendix A  http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf

 Try It Out
 5. Explore Quantitative Lexile Measures Sample Tool Choose a piece of grade-level text you use in your classroom. Use The Lexile Analyzer® to submit text to determine the Lexile measure. NOTE : Save the document you want analyzed as a plain text file (.txt). Then submit.

 6.  Webinar Focused on Sharing Tools and Resources to Support Teachers and Districts on Text Complexity by CCSSO http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Digital_Resources/The_Common_Core_State_Standards_Supporting_Districts_and_Teachers_with_Text_Complexity.html

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