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Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text

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Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and discuss complex informational textThe Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) for reading focus heavily on students gathering evidence, knowledge, and insights from what they read. In fact, 80-90% of the reading standards in every grade require text-dependent analysis — being able to answer questions...

Cutting to the Common Core: Decoding Complex Text

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Rebecca Blum-Martínez offers a strategy to help English learners cope with the more complex language requirements of the Common CoreThe adoption of the Common Core Standards (CCSS) by many states has brought the issue of complex texts to the forefront. The questions for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators have become "How does one revise the curriculum so that...