ERIC Number: EJ1027815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
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Teaching with Challenging Texts in the Disciplines: Text Complexity and Close Reading
Fang, Zhihui; Pace, Barbara G.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n2 p104-108 Oct 2013
The Common Core State Standards highlight the need to read--independently, closely, and proficiently--increasingly complex texts. However, they do not specify how such reading is to be done. This column provides a brief critique of text complexity and close reading and offers some concrete ideas for operationalizing these two concepts in secondary subject area classrooms.
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Difficulty Level, Secondary Education, Academic Standards, State Standards, Critical Reading
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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