Table of Contents

Module Overview

Time to Read

Take a moment to read the outcomes for this module.

Module Purpose

This module is designed to introduce educators to the
major features and instructional implications of the Common
Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy for
History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for
Reading Informational Text (CCSS for ELA/Literacy). 

Unit 1: Examining the CCSS for Reading Literature and Informational Text

  • Objectives:
    • Examine the relationship among the standards for reading
    • Learn about the importance of informational texts
    • Identify different types of informational text
    • Understand the importance of balancing literature and informational texts

Unit 2: Reviewing Dimensions of Text Complexity

  • Objectives:
    • Understand and be able to use the three dimensions of text complexity when selecting texts for students to read
    • Understand and be able to use Lexile measurements to determine the quantitative level of a book and one measure of a student’s reading level

Unit 3: Supporting Student Comprehension of Informational Text

  • Objectives:
    • Define and understand close reading of text
    • Understand how to use text-dependent questions to closely read text through lesson exemplars
    • Identify structures of informational text