We all know that close reading of complex text is a large part of Common Core Standards in reading. How to implement close reading is a different matter. This article is written by librarians to help teachers find examples of complex text as a base to teach close reading. It is not an article about close reading strategies. Tips are quite useful when using the internet to search for an appropriate text for a lesson. Let us know how they worked for you.
A Librarian's Trick for Finding Those "Complex Texts' Cited in the Common Core. Christopher Harris. 7.19.12 School Library Journal - The Digital Shift