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Author Fisher, Douglas, 1965- author.

Title Text complexity : stretching readers with texts and tasks / Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Diane Lapp.

Published Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Literacy [Newark, DE] : International Literacy Association, [2016]
©2016.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.47 FISH    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Physical description xiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: (pages 177-191) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Text Complexity in a New Light 1 -- Untangling Terminology 2 -- Text Complexity Expanded 3 -- Reader 6 -- Reader Meets the Task 13 -- Case for Struggle 16 -- Pathways for Selecting Texts 18 -- Conclusion 20 -- Chapter 2 Quantitative Measures of Text Complexity 23 -- Word-Level Analysis 24 -- Sentence-Level Analysis 25 -- Conventional Readability Formulas 27 -- Readability Formulas That Also Assess Readers 30 -- Measuring Coreference and Cohesion 34 -- Cautions About Quantitative Analysis of Text 36 -- Conclusion 37 -- Chapter 3 Qualitative Values of Literary Texts 41 -- Characteristics of Literary Texts 43 -- Specialized Literary Texts 45 -- Analyzing Literary Texts Qualitatively 45 -- Levels of Meaning and Purpose 50 -- Structure 54 -- Language Conventionality and Clarity 58 -- Knowledge Demands 61 -- Returning to The Hunger Games, Qualitatively 64 -- Cautions About Qualitative Analysis of Text 66 -- Conclusion 67 -- Chapter 4 Qualitative Aspects of Informational Texts 69 -- Characteristics of Informational Texts 70 -- Analyzing Informational Texts Qualitatively 71 -- Levels of Meaning and Purpose 75 -- Structure 77 -- Language Conventionality and Clarity 82 -- Knowledge Demands 87 -- Conclusion 90 -- Chapter 5 Exploring Teacher-Led Tasks: Modeling Expert Thinking 91 -- Comprehension 94 -- Word Solving 95 -- Disciplinary Thinking 96 -- Factors of Complexity 98 -- Key Components of Modeling 101 -- A Modeling Caution 105 -- Conclusion 106 -- Chapter 6 Exploring Teacher-Led Tasks: Closely Reading Complex Texts 107 -- Key Features of Close Reading Lessons 109 -- Text-Dependent Questions Scaffold Student Thinking 117 -- Questions Supporting Analysis of What the Text Says 117 -- Questions Supporting Analysis of How the Text Works 120 -- Questions Supporting Analysis of What the Text Means 124 -- Conclusion 126 -- Chapter 7 Exploring Teacher-Led Tasks: Scaffolded Reading Instruction of Complex Texts 129 -- Teaching Intentions 130 -- Scaffolded Instruction of Complex Texts 132 -- Conclusion 140 -- Chapter 8 Exploring Peer-Led Tasks: Collaborative Conversations and Peer-Mediated Learning 143 -- Conditions That Support Peer-Led Tasks 145 -- Accountable Talk to Support Peer-Led Tasks 146 -- Routines to Support Peer-Led Tasks 150 -- Conclusion 157 -- Chapter 9 Exploring Individual Tasks 159 -- Knowing How to Read Versus Being a Reader 159 -- Case for Making Time to Read Individually 161 -- Sustained Silent Reading 163 -- Independent Reading 167 -- Discussing Independent Reading With Students 169 -- Types of Questions Matter in Conferences, Too 171 -- Conclusion 174.
Other author Frey, Nancy, 1959- author.
Lapp, Diane, author.
International Literacy Association, affiliated body.
Subject Reading comprehension.
ISBN 9781506339443 (paperback)