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7 Nov 2013

The Case for Reader-Friendly Articles

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Journal Article

Hiebert, E. H. (2013). The Case for Reader-Friendly Articles. Educational Leadership, 71(3). Retrieved November 7, 2013 from http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/nov13/vol71/num03/The_Case_for_Reader-Friendly_Articles.aspx


Want to engage students in complex informational text? Start with an article.

Current-events articles from weekly magazines, websites, and newspapers are already an essential part of the curriculum in many classrooms. These articles have grown in value with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, which require students to read increasingly complex texts, especially informational texts. Yet this form of informational text is often not being used to its full potential in classrooms. How can teachers use these and other articles to increase students' capacity and interest in reading complex and informative texts?

This article is currently available here on the publisher's, ASCD, website.