Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of materials to students. The goal is to select materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students--a phenomenon sometimes called the Goldilocks Rule.
Join Doug Fisher, co-author of Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading and Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives, as he demonstrates literacy strategies to ensure that students succeed in reading increasingly complex texts. The introduction of the Common Core State Standards has also placed a spotlight on text complexity. This book focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways in which readers can be matched with texts and tasks.
- Examine how close readings of complex texts scaffold students' understanding and allow students at all grade levels to develop the skills necessary to read like detectives.
Registration includes training, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks. All participants will receive the book, Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading, by Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey and Diane Lapp (2012).
This event is in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education.