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E-book Coming Soon:  Text Complexity: Supporting Student Readers

Thumbnail for 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing

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Online Learning

InvestigationsInvestigation: Teaching & Assessing Synthesis of Informational Texts (Grades 3-8)

Close Reading: The Assessment-Instruction Connection (On Demand)

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NCTE Guidelines for Dealing with Censorship of Nonprint and Multimedia Materials

Students Right to Read



Literacy in Learning ExchangeA Resource…A Collaboration…A Coalition…A Movement to Transform Literacy Education in America.  Visit to find collaborative tools, resources, and stories of groups engaged in professional learning around topics related to building capacity!

Portraits of Change





Standards-based lesson plans and strategies to enrich your repertoire!  Visit

Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts (Gr. 3-5)

Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story (Gr. 1-2)

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