Summer Leadership Institute. Administrative “Look- Fors ”: Text Complexity Karen Colarossi, Kimberly Natal, Rose Sedely August 9-10, 2012. Common Board Configuration. Date:. Vocabulary: Complex Text, Comprehension Instructional Sequence, NGCAR-pd, Implementation.
Summer Leadership Institute
Administrative “Look-Fors”: Text Complexity
Karen Colarossi, Kimberly Natal, Rose Sedely
August 9-10, 2012
Common Board Configuration
Vocabulary: Complex Text, Comprehension Instructional Sequence, NGCAR-pd, Implementation
Bell-Ringer: What are the professional development needs for text complexity at your school?
Agenda: 1. Overview
2. Reviewing complex text
3. Resources for complex text
4. Meeting the needs of teachers
5. Action Plan
Learning Goal: Teacher Leaders will understand the role of text complexity as a high effect indicator at their school site.
Benchmark: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity (CCSS Anchor Standard 10)
“Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.”
Summarizing Activity: Rate how your knowledge about text complexity has changed as a result of this overview.
Homework:Prepare to implement the action plan steps for text complexity at your school.
Essential Question: Why does text complexity matter?
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Collaboration and Leadership
Agility and Adaptability
Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
Effective Oral and Written Communication
Accessing and Analyzing Information
Curiosity and Imagination
“The Department’s identified set of indicators on high effect size instructional and leadership strategies with a causal relationship to student learning growth constitute priority issues for deliberate practice and faculty development.”
-Florida Department of Education, 2012
Classroom TeacherHigh Effect Indicators
School LeadershipHigh Effect Indicators
Text complexity is the key to accelerating student achievement in reading.
Choose an excerpt of text from Appendix B as a starting place:
Use available resources to determine the text complexity of other materials on our own.
On a scale of 1-4 (one low, four high) rate yourself on your comfort level with understanding what you need to do to plan for implementation of complex text in your school.