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Inquiry and Creativity in Higher Education: Common Core State Standards

Resources for the workshops: Inquiry and Creativity in Higher Education: Fostering Dialogue between Teacher Educators and Arts and Sciences Faculty

Common Core Resources

Text Complexity

This Common Core Standards document, ELA and Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Appendix A, includes an article on text complexity. It suggests that educators consider qualitative and quantitative factors along with and the reader and task when determing the complexity of a text. 

http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf

This Lexile site will help you analyze the Lexile range of a book by measuring word frequency and sentence length. There is also access to a database of children's and young adult titles and their Lexile numbers.

http://www.lexile.com/

Links to selected forms related to the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum. Click here for links to grade specific lesson planning forms and assessments.

Books