Literary Texts Qualitative Analysis Tool

By Student Achievement Partners Last updated 2024/05/27
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This is a rubric to support educators in analysing a literary text, and planning for instruction. It is organized around the four categories of qualitative complexity: purpose/meaning, language, structure, and knowledge. Within each category, educators will first analyze the complexity level of each category, drawing from the Literary Text Qualitative Rubric, to determine what makes this text more or less complex. Then, they will also identify relevant opportunities and cautions for culturally relevant pedagogy.

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context
This worksheet supports educators in carefully analysing a text's complexity, supporting effective and culturally relevant pedagogy.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): ComprehensionCulturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy


  1. This is a great tool even to just allow educators to think deeply about what makes a text complex. It also encourages us to see where individual students may be getting stuck and what could be be contributing to lower comprehension.

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