Friday, January 13, 2012

What is a text set?

If you've stumbled across our blog, you may be asking yourself, "What in the world is a text set?" 

The simple answer is a text set is a group of books about a central topic. 

To take that a little farther, a text set is using multiple sources to construct a better meaning of a topic.  Because many text books are too complex for many of our readers to understand and work with, pulling in other sources of information (books, newspaper articles, magazine clippings, etc).  They really help bring together lots of sources of information to allow a for a deeper understanding of the topic.

For more information about text sets, check out Maria Nichol's book Expanding Comprehension with Multigenre Text Sets (Scholastic, 2009)

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