Chart Your Course

Chart Your Course

Chart Your Course: Text Complexity and Instructional Practices

Using complex text during instruction requires careful planning. Reader and task considerations are a part of a text's complexity measurement. By carefully thinking about your students' needs as well as particular challenges of tasks assigned, you can seamlessly include the support needed into your plans.

How do I use this process of determining text complexity as part of my instructional practice?

How do I address vocabulary when teaching with complex text?

How much complex text do I teach? Should it all be complex?

What role does close reading play in teaching complex text?

How do I plan for a year or a semester when considering complex text?

Is the entire text complex?

  • Look at the Lexile by-chapter model created by Metametrics.