The Common Core State Standards require that all students be able to read and comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school so that they can independently read a range of texts. We have worked with several schools via our Secondary Literacy Pilot to glean understandings about the challenges and realities of this work. Several of the resources that are available on this page have been co-developed with NYC teachers. Currently, we have made several resources on Text Complexity available. As the year progresses and more resources related to secondary literacy are available, we will share them with you here!

Introduction to Text Complexity

Watch this video for an introduction to
text complexity. View Transcript

For more on this topic: Appendix A of CCSS, Beginner's Guide to Text Complexity, Teaching Disciplinary Literacy to Adolescents: Rethinking Content Area Literacy


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