Graduate Research Papers
Building an understanding of the Common Core state standards and complex texts, while supporting upper elementary readers with complex text through shared reading
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The Common Core State Standards have caused changes to happen within classrooms. Teachers are teaching using complex text, and students are expected to read and comprehend grade-level complex texts. In order to successfully teach with these types of texts, teachers must have an understanding of what makes a text complex and how text complexity is measured. Building an understanding of these ideas will help teachers support all students with comprehension. Shared reading is a teaching strategy that teachers can implement in their classrooms to support students with the reading of complex texts. In upper elementary classrooms, shared reading can be used to teach the areas of comprehension, vocabulary, text structures, and text features. Once teachers understand the connection between the Common Core State Standards and text complexity, they will be able to support students through the shared reading framework with the reading of complex texts.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Literacy Education
Taraneh Matloob Haghanikar
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Carlson, Joanna Mae, "Building an understanding of the Common Core state standards and complex texts, while supporting upper elementary readers with complex text through shared reading" (2022). Graduate Research Papers. 2477.