Through the following webinar (here), Dr. Freddy Hiebert, researcher and member of the Common Core State Standards advisory committee, outlines seven actions educators can take to engage children with complex text. She draws the listeners’ attention to the consciousness of what we are teaching and what we want students to learn.
At minute 8:30, Hiebert explains why the CCSS emphasizes complex text (standard 10) before sharing the research behind the inclusion of this outcome—minute 12:30. At minute 15:00, Hiebert defines complex text (slide here) and at 19:35 she describes what she likes about the coming SBAC test. After all of this, Hiebert describes what teachers can focus on as they share complex text.