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This is the Keynote that guided professional development on August 13 and 14, 2012 in the St. Joseph School District. The specific focus was text complexity in all content areas.

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  1. 1. Understanding Text Complexity August, 2012
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/19243288@N00/1460489655/
  3. 3. Text Complexity Matters “Being able to read complex text independently and proficiently is essential for high achievement in college and the workplace and important in numerous life tasks.” *From Appendix A, page 4 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  4. 4. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS“Over the last 50 years, the complexity of college and workplace reading has increased, while text complexity in K-12 has remained stagnant.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  5. 5. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS“Research indicates the demands thatcollege, careers, and citizenship placeon readers have either held steady or increased over roughly the last 50 years.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  6. 6. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS “The difficulty of college textbooks has increased since 1962.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  7. 7. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS “Students in college are expected toread complex texts with substantially greater independence than are students in typical K-12 programs.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  8. 8. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS “A 2005 College Board study found that college professors assign more readings from periodicals than do high school teachers.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  9. 9. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS “The word difficulty of scientific journals and magazines from 1930 to 1990 has increased.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  10. 10. WHY TEXT COMPLEXITY MATTERS “Workplace reading, measured in Lexiles, exceeds grade 12 complexity significantly, although there is considerable variation.”Adapted from Appendix A, page 2 of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
  11. 11. WHAT’S MY LEXILE???
  12. 12. APPLICATION FOR STUDENT LOANCOLLEGE TEXTBOOKSW4 FORMSCD-DVD INSTRUCTIONSWALL STREET JOURNALWHERE THE WILD THINGS AREGRAPES OF WRATH
  13. 13. Applications for Student Loans: 1270
  14. 14. Applications for Student Loans: 1270College Textbooks: 1215
  15. 15. Applications for Student Loans: 1270College Textbooks: 1215W4 Forms: 1260
  16. 16. Applications for Student Loans: 1270College Textbooks: 1215W4 Forms: 1260CD-DVD Instructions: 1080
  17. 17. Applications for Student Loans: 1270College Textbooks: 1215W4 Forms: 1260CD-DVD Instructions: 1080Wall Street Journal: 1320
  18. 18. Applications for Student Loans: 1270College Textbooks: 1215W4 Forms: 1260CD-DVD Instructions: 1080Wall Street Journal: 1320Where the Wild Things Are: 740
  19. 19. Applications for Student Loans: 1270College Textbooks: 1215W4 Forms: 1260CD-DVD Instructions: 1080Wall Street Journal: 1320Where the Wild Things Are: 740Grapes of Wrath: 680
  20. 20. LEXILE LEVELS OF OCCUPATIONAL READING MATERIALS
  21. 21. LEXILE LEVELS OF OCCUPATIONAL READING MATERIALS Understanding Text Complexity-Rusin
  22. 22. http://www.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2wkKhBwdZJ0%3D&tabid=4778&mid=11507VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE RANGE OF COMPLEXITY OF TEXT IN EXISTING CORE COMPARED TO COMMON CORE
  23. 23. JIGSAW ACTIVITYhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/10361931@N06/4273913966/
  24. 24. SO WHAT IS TEXTCOMPLEXITY ANYWAY?
  25. 25. DEFINING ANDDESCRIBING TEXT COMPLEXITY
  26. 26. WHAT IS A LEXILE?
  27. 27. What does Lexile measure?A Lexile® measure is a valuable piece ofinformation about either an individualsreading ability or the difficulty of a text, like abook or magazine article. The Lexile measureis shown as a number with an "L" after it —880L is 880 Lexile.From: http://www.lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview/
  28. 28. The idea behind the Lexile Framework for reading is simple: if we know how well a student can read and how hard a specific text is to comprehend, we can predict how well that student will likely understand the text.From: http://www.lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview/
  29. 29. When used together, Lexile measures help find books/articles at appropriate level of difficulty and determine how well that reader will likely comprehend a text. You can also monitor growth over time.From: http://www.lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview/
  30. 30. HOW DO STUDENTS GET A LEXILE LEVEL?
  31. 31. A student gets his or her Lexile reader measure from a reading test or program.Lexile measures can range from below 200L to above 1700L.http://www.lexile.com/about-lexile/lexile-overview/
  32. 32. KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER...
  33. 33. It is best to select books based on areader’s Lexile range rather thanfocus on one reader measure. "The“Lexile range” is the suggestedrange of Lexile measures that areader should be reading—50Labove to 100L below his or herLexile measure.
  34. 34. CCSS: Appendix A
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  36. 36. CCSS: Appendix A
  37. 37. CCSS: Appendix A
  38. 38. NOW LET’S PRACTICE!
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  40. 40. LET’S SUMMARIZE OURLEARNING THUS FAR...
  41. 41. WHAT ARE THE THREEFACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN DETERMINING TEXT COMPLEXITY?
  42. 42. a ti ve nt it ReaderQ ua and Ta sk Consid eration s Qualitative
  43. 43. HOW MUST OURINSTRUCTION CHANGE?
  44. 44. Reading Framework for NAEP 2009 www.nagb.org/publications/frameworks/reading09.pdf
  45. 45. LITERARY Stories: Poetry: Includes children’s Dramas: Includes nursery rhymes and adventure stories, folk Includes staged dialogue the sub-genres of the narrative tales, legends, fables, and brief familiar scenes poem, limerick, and free verse fantasy, realistic iction, poem and myth INFORMATIONAL TEXT Includes biographies and autobiographies; books about history, social studies, science, and thearts; technical texts, including directions, forms, and information displayed in graphs, charts, or maps; and digital sources on a range of topics.
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  47. 47. “STUDENTS NEED TO BETAUGHT HOW TO READ AND THINK ABOUT COMPLEX TEXTS.” Fisher, Frey, and Lapp: Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading, p. 105
  48. 48. SO HOW DO WE DO IT?
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  53. 53. DEBRIEF
  54. 54. SELECT SHORT, WORTHY PASSAGES
  55. 55. REREAD
  56. 56. READ WITH A PENCIL
  57. 57. NOTE CONFUSIONS
  58. 58. MODEL THE TEXT
  59. 59. DISCUSS THE TEXT
  60. 60. ASK TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS
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