Keys to Close Reading

Keys to Literacy Event

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. It is sometimes described as deep reading, reading like a detective, or dissecting 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.

Training Description

  • 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 related writing tasks
  • Supports and scaffolds for struggling readers

Participants view videos of classroom close reading lessons and have an opportunity to prepare a text selection for a close reading lesson.

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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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Who's Attending

58 people are attending Keys to Close Reading

  • Janice Raymond
  • Sean O'Shea
  • Denise Gilardi
  • Sarah Gainey
  • Dan Leventhal
  • Elizabeth Squatrito
  • Kerri Doble
  • Philip Ferranti
  • Kathleen D'Angelo-Carley
  • Gino DiGioia
  • Lori Gallivan
  • Bethany Killeen
  • Kimberly Edmondson
  • Victoria Currier
  • Sandra Boliver
  • Tina Thayer
  • Sherri Bennett
  • Victoria L. Gibson
  • Katie Sarette
  • Michelle Zampell
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October 30, 2019: Rowley, MA
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