Saturday, March 21, 2015

Good Teaching Conference - South, 2015

Today I am presenting two sessions. One of my sessions this morning is on: 
Diving Into the Depths of Knowledge Making Sure They "Get It": 
Comprehension Skills and Common Core
Please click HERE to access today's slides 

Handouts for today's presentation: 

I have compiled a few new resources that will help you plan your 
close reading sessions.  
10 New Close Reading Sample Lessons
From - Demonstrating a rigorous approach to close reading with text-dependent questions, their 21 lesson exemplars, written by teachers, each contain full materials for up to five lessons, including printable texts, student discussion activities and writing-based assessments. To simplify your search, they've separated them into fiction and nonfiction and organized them by grade. 

Art of Close Reading Part 1
Reading for purpose, reading within disciplines, etc.

Art of Close Reading Part 2
Avoiding impressionistic reading and writing, reading reflectively, thinking about reading while reading, engaging a text, etc.

Art of Close Reading Part 3
Includes how to read a textbook, newspaper, editorial, structural reading, how to read a sentence and a paragraph, etc.

Close reading of a literary passage

Close Reading of Dr. Suess' Oh the Places You'll Go (Video)

Close Reading of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer Chapter (Video)
8th grade ELA

Close Reading of MLKs “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (Video)
Middle School ELA Curriculum

Grant Wiggins on Close Reading
What is close reading? As Grant Wiggins said in his previous blog post, whatever it is, it differs from a personal response to the text. Now read a bit more closely on close reading to determine what it is.

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Common Core K-5

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