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Complex Text Decoded: How to Design Lessons and Use Strategies That Target Authentic Texts


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In Complex Text Decoded, educational consultant and former master teacher Kathy T. Glass presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students' ability to comprehend complex text—whether presented as traditional written text or in multimedia formats—in grades 5–10. You'll learn

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Essential Elements of Unit Design and Models for Lesson Planning

Preparing, Prereading, and Exposing Students to Text and Its Structure


Skilled Questioning Techniques

About the authors

Kathy Tuchman Glass, a consultant and master teacher, is an accomplished author and former teacher with more than 25 years of experience in education. She provides customized professional development services to K–12 educators in curriculum and instruction. She is recognized for her expertise in differentiated instruction, standards work around English language arts, all areas of literacy, instructional strategies and teaching methods across content areas, assessments, curriculum mapping, and backward planning for unit and lesson design. She is invested in increasing educators' capacity to hone their craft and translate what she teaches to effective classroom practice.

Her publications include several works with Solution Tree Press and Corwin Press. In addition, she has written numerous articles, blogs, and textbook and editorial reviews.

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