“The Challenge of Challenging Texts” by Timothy Shanahan, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey

The authors of this March 2012 article discuss teachers' understanding of what makes texts complex and how they can better support their students in reading those texts. Knowledge of text complexity can help teachers design three important components of literacy instruction: building skills, establishing purpose, and fostering motivation. Read the article here.

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  • Channel: About the Common Core State Standards
  • Tags: Timothy Shananhan, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, literacy, complex text, vocabulary, sentence structure, coherence, organization, language, skills, purpose, motivation, students, teachers, instruction, goals
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