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June #NCTEchat: Reading Challenging Texts

“When students learn about and from challenging texts, they learn to read the word and the world.” —James S. Chisholm and Kathryn F. Whitmore, Reading Challenging Texts: Layering Literacies Through the Arts

Dive in with the NCTE community as we discuss this important topic—reading challenging texts with students—at our next #NCTEchat this Sunday, June 17. Join us at 8 p.m. ET to share your knowledge and learn with us on Twitter!


Here are the questions for the Twitter chat:

Q1. What makes a text “challenging”? Why is it important to read challenging and complex texts with students? #NCTEchat

Q2. How do you select the texts you teach your students? #NCTEchat

Q3. If a text you’ve selected is challenged, what kind of policies and procedures does your school have in place to handle the challenge? #NCTEchat

Q4. What are some of your favorite challenging texts to read with students? #NCTEchat

Q5. What strategies have you found useful for exploring these texts in the classroom? #NCTEchat

Q6. How have you seen students benefit from interacting with challenging texts? #NCTEchat


We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.

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