Instructional Practices

Close Reading: A Strategy to Increase Rigor and Engagement in the Classroom (E2208-27)


Description
As teachers, we are always looking for ways to creatively increase student engagement while simultaneously maintaining or increasing rigor. Close Reading is a wonderful, cross-curricular instructional tool that allows for both! After this course, you will be able to create new lessons or adapt ones that you already have, using Close Reading. See your students flourish!

Includes a Free Downloadable Resource:
➤ Close Reading Lesson Plan: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas (slides)

Course Author: Nicki Beauchamp

Content
  • Welcome!
  • Part 1 of a Close Reading Activity (What?)
  • Article: What Is Close Reading and How Can You Effectively Teach It?
  • Practice Read #1
  • Introduction to Close Reading
  • Explanation and Sample Answer for Read #1
  • Depth of Knowledge Wheel
  • Part 2 of a Close Reading Activity (So, What?)
  • About Read #2
  • Practice Read #2
  • Explanation and Sample Answers for Read #2
  • Part 3 of a Close Reading Activity (Now, What?)
  • About Read #3
  • Practice Read #3
  • Explanation and Sample Answers for Read #3
  • Planning Your Close Reading Activity
  • Sample Lesson
  • RESOURCE: Close Reading Lesson Slides: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
  • Plan a Close Reading Activity for Your Class
  • Explanation of the "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" Activity
  • Share Your Feedback
  • About the Author: Nicki Beauchamp [Optional]
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever