Growing Your Garden of Complex Texts by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require students to read more complex texts. Accordingly, educators need to examine the texts they currently use in the classroom and may need to remove some texts while shifting other texts to different instructional activities. In this article from the June 2013 issue, authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey explain how to analyze a text for complexity and how to use qualitative assessments to understand not just whether a text is complex but why it is complex. Read the article here.

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