This toolkit aims to support educators in the process of selecting and analyzing texts based on complexity and cultural relevance. The resources focus on tools for reflecting on the identities of educators and the students they serve, analyzing texts with multiple lenses, and considering implications for use in their specific context. The resources here may support your process of text selection, or they may be embedded into your lesson preparation process for pre-selected texts (with or without instructional materials). You’ll look at each text as it stands alone, but should also think about how the text fits into the unit you are teaching and how this text may impact instructional decisions across the year.
Student Achievement Partners continues to get feedback from educators and iterate on these resources. Find an earlier version of the toolkit released summer 2021 here.