Exploring Language and Meaning in Complex Texts

By Mary J. Schleppegrell Last updated 2024/05/27


In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, Dr. Mary Schleppegrell has described three strategies educators can use to help students explore the language of complex texts. Educators can explicitly discuss the connections between the form and meaning of texts to help students read for deeper understanding.

Curriculum Connection

B3. Language Conventions for Reading and Writing C1. Knowledge about Texts
This article supports the teaching of B3.1 Syntax and Sentence Structure, B3.2 Grammar, and C1.1 Using Foundational Knowledge and Skills to Comprehend Texts.  The article discusses syntactical knowledge and how it can be explicitly taught to support text comprehension. 
Grade(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): ComprehensionGrammarSyntax and Sentence Structure

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