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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS SIX INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS FOCUS ON SHIFT STAIRCASE OF TEXT COMPLEXITY- QUANTITATIVE MEASURES.

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1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS SIX INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS FOCUS ON SHIFT STAIRCASE OF TEXT COMPLEXITY- QUANTITATIVE MEASURES

2 SIX INSTRUCTIONAL SHIFTS: ELA AND LITERACY Shift 1: Balance of literature and informational text Shift 2: Literacy across all content areas (6-12) Shift 3: Staircase of complexity Shift 4: Question and Answers: text-dependent Shift 5: Writing to inform or argue using evidences Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary

3 SHIFT 3: STAIRCASE OF TEXT COMPLEXITY One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for Reading is that all students must be able to comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school. * By the time they complete high school students must be able to read and comprehend independently and proficiently the kinds of complex texts commonly found in college and careers.

4 TEXT COMPLEXITY IS DEFINED AS A THREE-PART MODEL CONSISTING OF QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DIMENSIONS AS WELL AS READER AND TASK CONSIDERATIONS.

5 QUANTITATIVE MEASURES * EXAMINE THOSE FEATURES OF A TEXT THAT IMPACT “READABILITY” AS MEASURED BY COMPUTER PROGRAMS. * THESE PROGRAMS WEIGH WORD LENGTH, FREQUENCY AND DIFFICULTY, SENTENCE AND TEXT LENGTH, AND TEXT COHESION AS PROXIES TO CREATE A MEASUREMENT OF TEXT COMPLEXITY.

6 ONLINE TOOLS * Lexile * ATOS

7 VIDEO AND ONLINE SUPPORT CCSS: Emphasis on Complex Text (1:00) How to Use Lexile.com to measure (quantitative) the text complexity of a passage or part of an instructional text/material(3:39) District Website


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