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Using Multiple Sources in Establishing Text Complexity

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Kristl Taylor

on 14 May 2013

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Transcript of Using Multiple Sources in Establishing Text Complexity

A focus of the
Common Core
State Standards-
ELA. Using Multiple Sources of
Information in Establishing
Text Complexity Identify and understand the importance of using multiple sources of information in establishing text complexity.
Incorporating it purposefully into the classroom. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES CONTENT OBJECTIVES Read excerpts from "First in the Field" and "Freedom on the Menu."
Write similarities and differences comparing the two texts in reading and writing journals.
Speak and listen to partners and small group members during structured cooperative learning activities. How difficult are the texts in which these two excerpts come? "Every-single day," I told him for the second time this week. For the twentieth time this month. The hundredth time this year? "And the past few years? And did Papa sing, too?"
(Sarah: Plain & Tall, MacLachlan, 1995) What is text complexity? Text complexity is the inherent difficulty of reading and comprehending a text combined with consideration of reader variables.
-CCSS/ELA (2010), Glossary, pg. 43 Building Background Knowledge Kagan Round Robin
Vocabulary Brainstorming: Reading Time Dyeing is staining fabric with colors. Fabric is dipped in a colored liquid. This liquid is called dye. Some dyes are made from plants. The dyed fabric can be used to make clothing.
(Art Around the World, Leonard, 1998) Do you notice anything different about our lives today compared to the lives of people in this trailer?
Vocabulary Think-Tac-Toe
Quiz, Quiz, Trade Vocabulary
Strategies: Read: "First in the Field" and "Freedom on the Menu"
As you are reading, underline interesting information, and write about what you are thinking in the margins. With your Shoulder Partner: Discuss similarities and differences between the two texts. REFLECTION:
Please answer the following question in your reading/writing journals. Your answer should be in 3-4 complete sentences. How do these two texts compare and contrast with each other? Thank you for your time!
-Kristl Taylor Sources:
Common Core State Standards/ELA
"Using Multiple Sources of Information in Establishing Text Complexity" by Elfrieda H. Hiebert TextProject, Inc. & University of California, Santa Cruz
"Freedom on the Menu" by Carole Boston Weatherford
"First in the Field" by Derek T. Dingle Myth: Giving students a more difficult text means we are making them better readers. Short Range Plans: Leadership Summit 2013- Integrating Common Core purposefully into the classroom
New Teacher Orientation 2013-2014
Professional Development at the beginning of the 2013-2014 School Year
Differentiation Day- October 2013 Long Range Plans: Monthly training during PLC's on integrating common core into the classroom.
Monthly Teaching and Learning Newsletters to staff members.
Frequent posts on Edmodo and Twitter updating staff members on current information and new trends.
Ensure vertical alignment and articulation of K-12 Curriculum.
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