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08.31.16 Inspiring Ideas: Aligned Text Selection at Boston’s Nativity Prep

I recently came across a fascinating blog post by Mike Murphy, who teaches English at Boston’s Nativity Prep.  Mike and his colleagues had taken a couple of ideas from Reading Reconsidered and combined them in new ways.  The first was text complexity and the idea that there are specific types of text complexity- that Oliver Twist…