What Makes a Text Complex?

By Dr. Timothy Shanahan Last updated 2024/05/24


Dr Timothy Shanahan discusses the features that make a text complex, including background knowledge, organization, and text cohesion.

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context A1. Transferable Skills B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing C1. Knowledge about Texts C2. Comprehension Strategies
This video supports educators in analysing the complexity of text, and designing effective instruction to support comprehension.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): ComprehensionSyntax and Sentence StructureUnderstanding Reading Development
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