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What Do We Mean By “Rigor”? Using Challenging Texts in Responsive Ways: National Geographic Learning's Virtual Learning Series
Students need to read, discuss, and compose complex texts in order to meet content standards. But grade level texts may not be accessible, at least independently, for every child. Join author and researcher Nancy Frey for a discussion of the nature of challenging grade level texts, and methods for making ensuring that all students benefit.

Learning Intentions
• Understand the relationship between text readability, text complexity, and Depth of Knowledge measures.
• Use close and critical reading techniques to promote discussion and knowledge-building.
• Leverage MTSS/RTI Tier 2 supplemental supports for students who need pre-teaching and re-teaching.
• Examine Education Trust’s assignment analysis tool to ensure equity of expectations for all students.

Mar 17, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Nancy Frey
Author and Professor @San Diego State University
Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, English Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has co-authored more than fifty books on English Learners (Language Learners in the English Classroom), assessment (Checking for Understanding), writing (Scaffolded Writing Instruction), literacy (Reading for Information in Elementary School) and vocabulary (Learning Words Inside and Out). Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses on reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also was a third grade classroom teacher