Reading Standards

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Supporting materials to better implement the reading standards.
  • Text Complexity. From Appendix A, an explanation of the three components of text complexity.
  • Reading Foundational Skills. From Appendix A, a description of the role of foundational skills and explanation of the components.
  • Bibliography. From Appendix A, provides the research and reference foundation that informed the development of the reading standards.
  • Appendix B.  Text exemplars to demonstrate grade level complexity; sample performance tasks aligned to standards and grade level texts.
  • Text Complexity Resources. Tools to support analyzing complexity.  Resources to inform professional learning.
  • Close Reading/Text-Dependent Questions. Close reading strategies help students develop deep understanding of a text.