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What is a great book for teaching text complexity to the 6th grade?

Aug 15, 2014 11:12pm

I am a 6th grade teacher in Sydney, Australia and I am looking for a good text to teach my students about text complexity. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    • Aug 27, 2014 6:57pm

      Brodie-

      Read the text exemplars in Appendix B of the Common Core standards in the US. It's a great resource for finding texts that are deemed rigorous for each grade in both fiction and non-fiction. You can find Appendix B here. There are texts from K-12, so scroll through until you find grade 6. Although there are excerpts, many of the fiction pieces are from novels and you can then use the whole text if you're interested. It's my go to.
      http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf

      Best,
      Katie Novak