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TEXT SELECTION GUIDE EDUCATOR GUIDE FOR GRADES K-12
BY DAX GUGGENHEIM  What s in the Guide  Introduction Evaluate Text Complexity Guidance for Text Selection A Word About Ind...
At the center of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for English Language Arts instruction are the texts educators...
Standards, not texts, should be the focus of instruction. Texts are the centers to instruction  the vehicle by which the s...
Evaluate Text Complexity  Educators should consider the three measures of text complexity when choosing texts. Quantitativ...
Guidance for Text Selection  In the ELA classroom, there should be a balance of informational and literary text  50  of th...
Criteria for all texts Consider the following when evaluating all texts for use in instruction      Craft  Did the author ...
Criteria for selecting informational texts      Is the content relevant and correct      Is there a clear point of view pe...
Students may be motivated to read more challenging books due to a high level of interest or if they have significant backg...
Elementary At the elementary school level, students are learning language conventions, figurative language, use of graphic...
Choosing Texts for Read Alouds  Incorporating read alouds allows exposure to higher level text, as well as complex process...
Creating Text Sets  The NCSCoS for ELA emphasizes close engagement with text and students building knowledge about the wor...