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.
- How are you or your colleagues dealing with issues of text complexity, such as text selection, student interest, and curricular issues?
- What strategies are proving successful with your students, either in general or for specific elements (e.g., guided reading, vocabulary instruction, annotating)?
- How do the three components of text complexity identified in the CCSS--"Qualitative," "Quantitative," and "Reader and Task"--manifest themselves in the classroom?
- In what ways can these issues offer opportunities for collaboration with teachers in other content areas and/or teachers at different grade levels?
- 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: