Navigating Text Complexity

This site provides a curated collection of text complexity resources, tools, and research aimed at supporting educators as they guide students learning to read and understand complex text. Please click here for a short video overview of the site.

This site was constructed by educators from the ELA SCASS represented by the following states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Department of Defense Education Activity, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming

Learn the Ropes

Discover what text complexity is and why it is important

Infographics, Posters, and Foldable

Examine these informative visualizations of text complexity

Explore Text Roadmaps

Review sample text complexity analyses and learn how to create your own

Support Students

Learn about effective scaffolds that support students with complex texts

Chart Your Course

Apply the understanding of text complexity to instructional practices

Find State Resources to Support Your Journey

Draw on a range of supports outlined by research and materials developed by states

Troubleshooting Text Complexity

Find answers to common, perplexing questions about text complexity