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Florida Standards and Text Complexity

The Florida Standards & Complex Text

Standard 4.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grade text complexity band independently and proficiently.


Resources for understanding text complexity (links will take you from the ECSD website):


List of Example Texts considered to be rich and complex (Appendix B).


Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile Bands

for College and Career Readiness


Text Complexity and Text Dependent Questions

Resources by Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey


Determining text complexity--Achieve the Core


Guide to Creating Text Dependent Questions--Achieve the Core


Simplifying Text Complexity Teaching Channel Video by Sarah Wessling


Text Complexity Resources on CPALMS


Teaching with Complex Text video--America Achieves video-3rd grade lesson


Close Reading lessons for Career Readiness video (1st gr, 6th gr, 9th gr examples)


Close Reading Planner-an organizer for considering text complexity and writing text dependent questions

Florida Standards