Text Analysis Toolkit
A stand-alone reflection resource meant to support educators in thinking about their own identities and those of their students. Use at strategic points over time, for example the beginning of the school year and after each semester, to continually reflect.
A resource to use after a first read of a text, to determine whether it’s usable for the classroom, and to begin thinking about complexity and relevance. This includes determining whether a text should not be used, or whether the teacher will need to be thinking carefully about attending to cautions in the text when using with students.
Expanded Qualitative Analysis
A tool to analyze features of complexity and cultural relevance more deeply in order to prepare for instruction. The rubric portion of the tool comes from the qualitative complexity rubrics that were published alongside the college- and career-ready standards, and the wording has not been changed. The additions around challenges, opportunities, and questions to ask yourself are all new for this resource. There is one version for literary texts and another for informational texts.