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text matters 7 actions image7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now:  Text Complexity

CCSS has left many teachers wondering what is text complexity and how do they support their students on the staircase of text complexity. Here's the answer to those questions and more. Freddy has identified 7 actions that all teachers can take right now to guide their students into reading more complex text.

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Recent Frankly Freddy Posts

3 March 2014

Claims about Text Complexity within the Common Core State Standards: Examining the Evidence

31 October 2013

Summary of Kenji Hakuta on English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards

Highlights of Hakuta's presentation in Virtual Institute on Assessment and the CCSS on TextProject's YouTube channel.

30 August 2013

Reading Rules for Becoming Proficient with Complex Texts

Freddy's reading rules: Read more. Mostly silent. Focus on knowledge.

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16 August 2014

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Comprehension Guides for TextProject Texts

Reading Partners develops comprehension guides and shares them with TextProject.

13 August 2014

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FYI for Kids
Taking Out the Trash—By the Ton

How did a vacation inspire a teenager to work on the problem of removing trash from the ocean? Let’s find out with FYI for Kids: Taking Out the Trash—By the Ton.

13 August 2014

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FYI for Kids
Origami: Get Into the Fold

How long ago was origami invented? Let’s find out with FYI for Kids: Origami: Get Into the Fold.