This investigation will identify what makes texts readable, engaging, inviting, and at an appropriate level of complexity for each grade band. We focus on four strategies that promote the vision of complex text integration defined in the crossover of the Common Core State Standards and the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. At the heart of our understanding is reading as a form of inquiry. We describe four different ways to use informational text to support inquiry: visual inventory, chunking/short texts, close reading, and exploration of multiple sources. We will use these applications to explain steps toward increasing text complexity.
Teacher Leader Compelling Questions: As you think about the connections between the C3 Framework, Common Core State Standards, State Standards for Social Studies, and local social studies curriculum, consider the following:
Tina Heafner, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Dixie Massey, University of Washington
Grade K-12 teachers and school administrators