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Journal > Voices from the Middle
Multiple Texts: Multiple Opportunities for Teaching and Learning
by Laura Robb
|Grades||5 – 9|
Using texts that first meet the reading "levels" of middle school students, then offering increasingly challenging books, teachers can group students at all levels using multiple texts. Strategy logs and conferences are two of the successful tools teachers use to increase comprehension as well as critical reading skills.
Robb, Laura. "Multiple Texts: Multiple Opportunities for Teaching and Learning." Voices From the Middle 9.4 (May 2002): 28-32.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create text sets on a high interest topic and use the texts to practice three strategies for reading for information.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.