Standard 10 of the Common Core State Standards focuses on increasing students’ capacity with complex text across the school years to ensure that they are able to read the texts of higher education and careers. The goal is an important one but educators are faced with numerous challenges. How should text complexity be established? What are the best ways to increase students’ capacity, especially the students who are challenged by grade-level texts. Answers to these questions are the focus of this presentation.
Hiebert, E.H. (February 22, 2011). The Common Core State Standard of text complexity: What does it mean? How can we make it happen? Presentation at Common Core Virtual Conference (http://commoncore.pearsoned.com).