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TextProject president and CEO Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hiebert blogs about important issues in reading research and practice.
Freddy discusses the computer adaptive assessment portion of the new upcoming assessments.
How does the magazine format help students read more complex texts?
Seven actions in which literacy leaders can support teachers in ensuring students’ increased capacity with complex text.
Can 7 minutes of reading really make a difference?
Literature allows for examination of the influences of culture and history on individuals, not simply on our personal responses to texts. Guiding students in understanding how culture and history influences individual development and agency is part of the bigger picture.
What's the difference between text for below-level readers and advanced reader? How Lexiles differentiate "difficult" and "easier" books for readers.
Dr. Hiebert shows how the Lexile for a text can change with a few simple edits.
Dr. Hiebert explores the relationship between a text's word frequency number and the Lexile number.