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Adolescent Literacy Topic
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Inference and Informational Text

Inference and informational text
This 6th grade teacher uses a simple photograph to help her students recognize all the information they can infer from a photo — a springboard into having the students work together to determine what they can infer from passage they read.

Learning to Love Text Complexity

Learning to love text complexity
ELA teacher and literacy expert Carol Jago talks about the difference between readability and Lexile levels — and true text complexity.

The Benefits and Limits of Comprehension Strategies

Benefits and limits of comprehension strategies
ELA teacher and literacy expert Carol Jago says that comprehension strategies represent the things that good readers do all the time, and the goal is to “make them visible in order for them to go away.”

The critical reader

The critical reader
Literacy expert Nancy Frey says we should teach students to read critically — to question and interrogate the text they are reading. Students should ask, “whose voice is not represented?”