Text Complexity and the Common Core

Text Complexity and the Common Core

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This course is designed to provide teachers with a way of understanding text complexity in relation to the Common Core State Standards. This course will help participants understand how to assess a text for complexity and scaffold instruction of the complex text for students of all abilities. Participants will plan, instruct, and reflect on a lesson incorporating a complex text while remembering the reader and the task they are asking their students to complete.

Required text:

Fisher, Douglas, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp. Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading. Newark: International Reading Association, 2012. Print.

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Instructor: Jennifer Venturo-Valdez

This course is 3 graduate credits.