Course Description

Participants will read "Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading" by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Diane Lapp to gain hands-on knowledge of how to choose and use complex texts to meet grade level expectations for the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Educators will apply the reading in practical and useful ways; choose activities described in the study guide to explore what makes a text complex; assess which quantitative measures work best; use rubrics to determine qualitative measures of texts and employ a checklist to match readers to texts and tasks; and leave this class feeling empowered to choose and use complex texts and raise the rigor in reading in classroom practices.
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Section Title
Book Study: Text Complexity-Raising Rigor in Reading
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $300.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with College Courses Online.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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