What Do We Mean by “Rigor”? Using Challenging Texts in Responsive Ways

Students need to read, discuss, and compose complex texts in order to meet content standards. But grade-level texts may not be accessible, at least independently, for every child. Join author and researcher Nancy Frey for a discussion of the nature of challenging grade-level texts, and methods for ensuring that all students benefit.

Nancy Frey, Ph.D.

Professor, San Diego State University

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Students need to read, discuss, and compose complex texts in order to meet content standards. But grade-level texts may not be accessible, at least independently, for every child. Join author and researcher Nancy Frey for a discussion of the nature of challenging grade-level texts, and methods for ensuring that all students benefit.
 
In this webinar replay, you will learn:
  • Understand the relationship between text readability, text complexity, and Depth of Knowledge measures
  • Use close and critical reading techniques to promote discussion and knowledge-building
  • Leverage MTSS/RTI Tier 2 supplemental supports for students who need pre-teaching and re-teaching
  • Examine Education Trust's assignment analysis tool to ensure equity of expectations for all students
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