Keys to Close Reading

January 23, 2019
Snow Day if needed February 5, 2019

NELMS Conference Center
50 High St, North Andover, MA

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.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:30 Registration, Coffee and light pastries
  • 9:00 –12:00 Morning Workshop Session
  • 12:00 –1:00 Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:00 –3:00 Afternoon Workshop Session
(schedule subject to change)

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.

Workshop Prices: Member-$149/Non-Member-$179
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 10 attendees is required.

To register please click here. You can fill it out and fax or mail back to NELMS.