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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
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $270.00
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 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95 percent refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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