Live, Virtual Professional Development
Literacy standards emphasize the use of challenging text at all grade levels and for students to apply close reading skills. Close reading means figuring out what a text says by thinking critically about the words and ideas in the text. Most students need explicit instruction for how to read text closely, and educators can provide this instruction by planning and conducting close reading lessons. During this professional development, educators learn how to plan and conduct a close reading lesson for students in grades 2-12.
Virtual-Live Format: The Keys trainer will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in an interactive format using features such as breakout rooms, chat, and Google shared documents.
The following topics are covered in this workshop:
- Definition of close reading and related literacy standards
- Characteristics of a close reading lesson
- Planning a close reading text: select sample text, analyze text complexity, generate questions, plan the think aloud
- Generating text-dependent questions
- Stages of a close-reading lesson
- Developing culminating writing-from-sources tasks
- Supports and scaffolds for struggling readers
The online participation schedule will be as follows (times are EDT):
8:45-9:00 Sign in, extra help with Zoom Meeting
9:00-10:30 Session 1 (90)
10:45-12:15 Session 2 (90)
12:45-2:00 Session 3 (75)
Total Delivery time: 5.5 hours
LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
In order to maximize participants’ online experience, each offering will be limited to the first 35 people to register.
Who Should Participate
Grades 2-5 elementary teachers, grades 6-12 content classroom teachers and educators who provide support to struggling readers, literacy specialists and coaches.
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