A Common Core Concern: The Complexity of Text Complexity

By Russ Walsh (Russ on Reading) The December 2014 issue of theElementary School Journal contains an article that addresses a serious concern with Standard 10 of the Common Core State Standards in ELA. That is the standard dealing with text complexity. The article, “Putting Text Complexity in Context: Refocusing on Comprehension of Complex Text” is by three highly…