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ERIC Number: EJ1006929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Meeting Standard 10: Reading Complex Text
Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Mesmer, Heidi Anne E.
Principal Leadership, v13 n5 p30-33 Jan 2013
Most principals know about the Common Core State Standards, but they may not be aware that they are different from previous standards in one essential way: they emphasize students' capacity to understand complex texts. Standard 10 puts an unprecedented focus on texts and will fundamentally change assessments, textbooks, and teaching at the secondary level. Forward-thinking school leaders will initiate a schoolwide plan to accelerate the reading levels of weaker students and provide professional development to teachers for supporting students as they read more difficult texts. Two steps can prepare students to meet the increased reading levels: improve vocabulary and read widely and more deeply. Principals can model good habits and support teachers' professional learning as they adapt to the new standards. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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