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Unlocking Complex Texts

A Systematic Framework for Building Adolescents' Comprehension

Unlocking Complex Texts

A Systematic Framework for Building Adolescents' Comprehension

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Key Features


Give students the tools they need to tackle complex texts with these research-based, classroom-tested lessons from master teacher Laura Robb. The three-part system-teacher modeling, guided practice, independent practice-scaffolds students as they learn how to preview a text to build background knowledge; use a concept map to expand vocabulary; identify key details and make logical inferences; determine main ideas and themes; analyze characters, events, and ideas; interpret language; analyze text structure, and more! Includes 46 short texts for modeling and practice, along with text-specific discussion questions, multiple-choice assessments, writing tasks, student response sheets, assessment tools, and if-then scaffolding charts to help teachers support struggling and reluctant learners. The rigorous instruction leads to solid text-based comprehension of literary and informational text. A must have for meeting today's rigorous standards! 272 pages + CD.

About the Author

Laura Robb
Master teacher, consultant, author, and sought-after speaker with over 40 years of experience teaching grades 4–8. She is the author of many best-selling books for teachers and currently coaches grades K–10 teachers.

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS544906
  • ISBN13: 9780545449069
  • Format: Professional Book and CD
  • Pages: 272
  • Genre:
    Functional and How-To
  • Grades: 5 and up
  • Lexile® Measure: 900L
  • Funding Type:
    Title I, Part A,
    Title II, Part A,
    Title II, Part B, Learn,
    Title III,
    Title IV, Part A, SSAEG

Unlocking Complex Texts

Professional Book and CD


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