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ERIC Number: EJ1027816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 4
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Teaching Literature in an Age of Text Complexity
Alsup, Janet
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n3 p181-184 Nov 2013
The recently released Common Core State Standards increase classroom emphasis on informational texts in high school and recommend a three-part measurement for text complexity when selecting texts for classroom use. In this commentary I argue that fictional narratives can not only meet these stated criteria for complex texts and result in critical thinking, reading, and writing, but stories can also lead to increased reader engagement and feelings of empathy for others.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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