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ILA E-ssentials

Engaging the Adolescent Learner

Text Complexity and Close Readings

Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

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Text Complexity and Close Readings

What's Inside

Fisher and Frey unpack the meaning of "text complexity" and deftly describe the quantitative measures, qualitative factors, and unique characteristics of reader, text, and purpose that educators need to evaluate in order to determine the complexity of the texts students read and discuss.

This e-column will help you understand the nature of texts and of the learners who read them. You'll discover, too, how to scaffold instruction and assist your students in close reading of texts that will increase their ability to comprehend texts more deeply.

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