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Text Complexity Resources


Common Core State Standards Outsourced Education Resources
46 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards providing the opportunity for sharing developed resources to be efficiently used by anyone to achieve the same common goals. These resources are the result of federal and foundation funding awards. They were developed to be useful to the goals of each state and to be shared by all CCSS adopters. It is recommended that you adopt these resources, modify the presentations as is necessary to facilitate the goals of your district and tailor the material to the teachers and students in your program.

Kansas – Text Complexity Web site - includes video and professional development tools

North Carolina Common Core Site - a full detail of the CCSS from student skill to learning progressions

New York Our Students Their Moment - This is their go to site for teaching and learning resources for the Common Core State Standards

These are the best Web sites for text complexity lexicon work. Most of these Web sites are free or a very small fee.

  • Find a Book – www.lexile.com/findabook/ - locate published books in the database by title, author, keywords or ISBN
  • Lexile Analyzer – www.lexile.com/analyzer/ - allows to receive an “estimated” measure – free registration. 1,000 word length
  • Accelerated Reader (AR) – www.arbookfind.com - search by author, title or topic to find a ATOS book level

More on text complexity - www.achievethecore.org – Steal these tools!

Acrobat Reader Symbol Acrobat Reader format. You can download a free reader from Adobe.

Microsoft PowerPoint Symbol Microsoft PowerPoint format. You can download a free reader from Microsoft.


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