Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel is a video showcase-on the Web and TV-of inspiring teaching practices in America's public schools.

In this video we see how a teacher creates a classroom community throughout the day while teaching English vocabulary. This grade classroom highlights the challenges of meeting the needs of students with wide ranging levels of English proficiency.

Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Teaching Channel is a video showcase-on the Web and TV-of inspiring teaching practices in America's public schools.

Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.

Lexile Framework for Reading Website...great resource for looking up Lexiles for leveling your classroom library!

No more creating texts and guessing if they are a ‘just-right’ fit for your friends. Rather, put the text into the analyzer and it zips a Lexile level out for you like magic.

Your students will be required to independently read at higher text complexity bands with the Common Core.  To prepare for that, students need to b...

Close Reading: An Exemplar to Incorporate Text Complexity in the 6-8 Grade Band

Your students will be required to independently read at higher text complexity bands with the Common Core. To prepare for that, students need to b.

The Four Levels of Readings Every Student should Know about

The Four Levels of Readings Every Student should Know about

Visual book notes: How to Read a Book. Site has lots of awesome sketchnotes of books.

This is a set of text-based assessments that can be used during a lesson or unit on satire. The variety of passages and text complexity levels allows you to retest students as needed and make accommodations for struggling readers. Each assessment includes one reading passage and 10 multiple-choice questions. The skills and terms covered include: satire, purpose, loaded words, diction, sentence structure, imagery, tone, writer’s style, and audience.

Satire Quizzes: Text-Based Assessments

This is a set of text-based assessments that can be used to assess students’ understanding of writer’s style. The variety of passages and text complexity levels allows you to retest students as needed and make accommodations for struggling readers.

Learning A-Z provides K-6 teachers with award-winning classroom resources spanning three key content areas: Reading, Writing, and Science. These resources—whether used for individual, small-group, or full-classroom instruction or student practice—help teachers address and implement the Common Core Standards.

Learning A-Z products are designed to help teachers easily implement and teach the skills targeted by the Common Core State Standards.

Are you looking for a unit to help your 2nd graders learn how characters respond to major events and challenges? This product includes 10 reading passages, question sets, and an assessment in the second grade text complexity band to teach CCSS RL.2.3.

How Characters Respond to Major Events and Challenges- 2nd Grade RL.2.3

Are you looking for a unit to help your graders learn how characters respond to major events and challenges? This product includes 10 reading passages, question sets, and an assessment in the second grade text complexity band to teach CCSS

If you teach English Language Arts, you have to watch this brilliant video of the Three Little Pigs - delivered Shakespearian style. Perfect for teaching CLOSE READING NOTATION, TEXT COMPLEXITY, and VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION USING CONTEXT CLUES. The challenging content is cushioned in a  fun format. Great for middle grades through college! John Branyan - The Three Little Pigs

John Branyan - The Three Little Pigs- Fun video for showing text complexity. Perfect for teacher trainings to demonstrate difference in texts. You can even buy the picture book for use in your classroom.

05.02.14: Donald Crews’ Bigmama’s: Non-Linear Time Sequence & Text Complexity | Teach Like a Champion

Donald Crews’ Bigmama’s: Non-Linear Time Sequence & Text Complexity

Leverage these five web tools to help you teach with text complexity in mind. Steve Figurelli and Natalie Franzi provide useful tips and guidance.

Engage your students with high-quality informational text that allows them to explore their own interests. Natalie Franzi and Steve Figurelli share five fabulous websites.

Text Complexity book list for 2-3 & 4-5 bands, IEP goals and "I Can" statements for Reading Standards for Literature Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity K-5 Common Core standards.

Range of Reading and Text Complexity 2-3/4-5 Band Book Lists, I Can & IEP Goals

Text Complexity book list for 2-3 & 4-5 bands, IEP goals and "I Can" statements for Reading Standards for Literature Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity K-5 Common Core standards.

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