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Lesson Plans and Other Resources on Text Complexity - Previous Revision

Lesson Plans

Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story

Reading Informational Texts Using the 3-2-1 Strategy

The Frog Beyond the Fairy Tale Character: Searching Informational Texts

Thinking Inductively: A Close Reading of Seamus Heaney’s “Blackberry Picking”

Sonic Patterns: Exploring Poetic Techniques Through Close Reading

Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading

Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

STRATEGY GUIDES

Promote Deep Thinking! How to Choose a Complex Text

Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions

Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings

Close Reading of Literary Texts (6-12)
This strategy guide will help you choose text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction that supports students’ development of the habits associated with careful, multi-engagement reading of literary prose and poetry. 

This strategy guide will help you choose text that is appropriate for close reading and to plan for instruction that supports students’ development of the habits associated with careful, multi-engagement reading of literary prose and poetry.

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