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Close Reading Strategies (4 - 12)

3 Credits
Are you ready to learn more about close reading strategies and how to help your students become more active, thoughtful, engaged and independent readers? This online, standards-based course introduces and explores the idea of close reading with narrative texts in grades 4-12. Using self-selected novels, teachers will examine and learn how to create effective and engaging lesson plans using close reading, signposts, anchor questions and reading assessments, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Teachers will also learn about rigor, text complexity, structure and text-dependent questions.   

NOTE: Required textbooks must be purchased separately.

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Tara Warmerdam

I am passionate about reading and writing, and this is central to my work as an educator. Whether I am discussing a book with a group of 12th grade seniors, teaching curriculum theory with teacher credential students, or assisting veteran teachers with implementing core standards and reading intervention strategies, my students are always the focus of my teaching. I value a positive, energetic, and creative learning space where professionals can work together to improve their practice and help their students become lifelong readers and writers! My goals for my online professional development courses are to provide relevant, timely, and engaging material that teachers can bring back into their classrooms. Learning is a lifelong journey for teachers and students - come learn with me and celebrate reading!