Short Texts with Big Impact

With limited instruction time and an ever-growing list of standards that must be met, short texts provide powerful teaching opportunities that support a variety of instructional needs, content areas, and reading levels. Some of our favorite classroom texts can take a great deal of instructional time to complete, leaving little time for in-depth discussions and analysis. Rich, short texts allow for immediate impact and repeated readings. 

In this session, we will look at the unique benefits of short texts as part of our classroom instruction.   


  • Kim Carlton

    Kim Carlton is an Academic Officer for Teacher Created Materials, where she works with teachers in a variety of areas, including literacy and writing instruction, to help teachers infuse reading and writing instruction into their daily instruction. She is a lifelong educator with 20 years of experience in education, serving as a classroom teacher, an interventionist, a literacy coach, and a curriculum director.

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