Depth and Complexity Frames Editable - FREEBIE

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Grade Levels
2nd - 12th, Homeschool
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  • PPTX
12 pages
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These Depth and Complexity frames will get you off to a great start with the Depth and Complexity framework. This freebie has seven Depth & Complexity frame styles, editable and ready to personalize for your class.

Depth and Complexity frames are a great way to focus student attention on a particular idea or concept. They're also perfect for alternative to a quiz or worksheet. Depth and Complexity frames allow you to apply the Depth & Complexity thinking prompts to multiple grade levels and any content area.

Instructions for the frames are included, so even if you’re not familiar with Depth and Complexity, you can get a great start!

Included in this Depth and Complexity Frames Resource:

✅ teacher instructions

✅ seven different editable Depth and Complexity frames

✅ an example frame already created for you

✅ visual elements you need (emoji and jpegs of all the icons)

✅ chart of all Depth and Complexity elements, their meanings and applications

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I have to be a Depth and Complexity expert to use these? Not at all! Depth and Complexity frames can be used by people who are very, very new to the Depth and Complexity framework. In this resource, you'll find a link to find everything I've ever written about Depth and Complexity, so you'll be just fine.
  2. I know that Depth and Complexity frames usually have four sections. What if I don't have that many questions for my students? No problem! One of the included frames has only two sections, so you can use that one for times when you don't have as many questions to ask.
  3. What if I've never done a Depth and Complexity frame before, and I don't know what one should look like? You're going to love them, I promise! I've included a Depth and Complexity frame I made for my students so you can see what it looks like. You are welcome to use it as an example (or use it with students!).


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What teachers just like you are saying about these editable frames!

"This resource is beyond helpful in my planning!" - ELAR with Mrs G


"I love how there are different options available and frames are easily editable and adaptable. Thank you!" - Casey S.


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