Book Study: “Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading” by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey & Diane Lapp

1 Semester hours :: Learn to assess and choose complex texts worthy of study and create close reading lesson plans to meet Common Core State Standards by reading and studying the required text by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Dianne Lapp "Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading" (2012).
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In this book study course, you will read closely the required text by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Diane Lapp,Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading  (2012) to gain hands on knowledge of how to choose and use complex texts to meet your grade level expectations for the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects or your State Standards in Reading. Use the book study guide designed for this course to apply what you are reading in practical and useful ways.  Choose activities described in the study guide to explore what makes a text complex. Assess which quantitative measures work best for you. Use rubrics to determine qualitative measures of texts and employ a checklist to match readers to texts and tasks. Leave this class feeling empowered to choose and use complex texts and raise the rigor in reading in your classroom practices.

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