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Accessing Challenging Text (with bookmark!)

I still remember staring at my organic chemistry book with sandy, tired eyes, trying to make sense of the words on the page.  I thought of myself as an excellent reader throughout school, but I wasn’t prepared for texts that

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Teaching Texts at the “Right Level”

A teacher I know was recently on the receiving end of negative commentary because she was teaching a book at a lexile level lower than the grade level of her students. Let me contextualize a little here and say that

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