Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

05.02.14 Donald Crews’ Bigmama’s: Non-Linear Time Sequence & Text Complexity

Had a great time talking about reading in the era of Common Core at NSVF Summit on Wednesday. One of the topics I tried to emphasize was the importance of text complexity.  It’s critical that kids read more challenging texts in school, and while the  Common Core’s emphasis on text complexity is a very good thing,…