Complex Text Decoded

Complex Text Decoded

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In Complex Text Decoded, educational consultant and former master teacher Kathy T. Glass presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target studentsa€™ ability to comprehend complex texta€”whether presented as traditional written text or in multimedia formatsa€”in grades 5a€“10. Youa€™ll learn * The essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning. * Specific, step-by-step instruction for teaching vocabulary. * Effective questioning techniques. * Strategies and activities explicitly designed for teaching complex text. * How to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals. Ita€™s important to provide opportunities for students to read a wide variety of texts for different purposes and along a spectrum of difficulty and length. To meet the goal of comprehensively grasping complex text, students must have concrete tools to help them become highly skilled readers. Complex Text Decoded enables teachers to provide precisely that.Instruct students to create a group graphic organizer based on the guiding question, using any structure they feel best ... Introduce plot structure through music: Play music and instruct students to draw a visual representation of what they hear.

Title:Complex Text Decoded
Author:Kathy T. Glass
Publisher:ASCD - 2015-09-01


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