The following post was written by Barbara Blackburn. To read more newsworthy blog posts from Eye On Education, subscribe to our Insights eNewsletters.
At the heart of the new Common Core State Standards is a focus on more rigorous expectations for instruction. In particular, the standards emphasize the importance of teaching higher-level texts. Here are five easy strategies for increasing text complexity.
1. Consider the Purpose and the Reader
There is a wide range of recommended text materials available, and they are typically labeled with certain levels, such as grade level or point range. Each is defined by a set of characteristics...