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CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS (Deadline: 31 January 2014)

Theme: Text Complexity

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects puts a special emphasis on text complexity as a factor in student success.

The Winter/Spring 2014 issue of the Bulletin will focus on topics such as

The spring 2014 issue of the Bulletin will focus on the roles of text complexity in our classrooms.

  1. How are you or your colleagues dealing with issues of text complexity, such as text selection, student interest, and curricular issues?
  2. What strategies are proving successful with your students, either in general or for specific elements (e.g., guided reading, vocabulary instruction, annotating)?
  3. How do the three components of text complexity identified in the CCSS--"Qualitative," "Quantitative," and "Reader and Task"--manifest themselves in the classroom?
  4. In what ways can these issues offer opportunities for collaboration with teachers in other content areas and/or teachers at different grade levels?
  5. How do you see text complexity intersecting other instructional concepts or issues?
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The Bulletin observes MLA documentation style and NCTE's position on avoiding sexism in language. Articles from 500 to 2500 words welcome! DEADLINE: 31 January 2014

Please send your submissions to Dr. David LeNoir / English Department / Western Kentucky University / 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11086 / Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086 . Inquiries and drafts are encouraged. Electronic submission preferred: keb@kcte.org

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