Close Reading: More Than A Highlighter

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Close Reading: More than a Highlighter
Teaching Textual Analysis with Close Reading for all Ages

SATURDAY, March 2, 2024

Please register by February 29, 2024
Printable Description of Training

How would you like to earn a little extra credit?

We will now offer you the opportunity to come early (8 AM) and stay late (3:30 PM) to earn and learn a little more! During our “Coffee Chats” at 8 AM, we will go over resources that are available for your class.  In the afternoon at “Happy 1/2 Hour”, we will discuss any issues you may be having and problem solve. The additional time is voluntary, but eligible teachers can earn extra money and additional in-service points.

Training Description: 

Close Reading: More than a Highlighter will highlight the way for your students to become more accurate and analytical readers. This session is designed to elevate your close reading practice within your classroom. Close reading is a strategy that will build textual analysis within your students.  Cultivate deeper thinking within your students as you help them use close reading strategies Close Reading: More than a Highlighter is the opportunity to help your entire school increase their comprehension and analysis skills. 

Learning Intentions: 

  • Define the steps of close reading. 
  • Explore classroom practices and activities that will build analytical reading and comprehension. 
  • Adjust a current lesson plan to include a close reading activity for the next week’s usage. 
  • Create a set of strategies that can be regularly implemented in the classroom. 


  • Eligible teachers get paid $25.00 an hour for attendance plus in-service points. 
  • Additional ESE certification points can be earned through a follow-up assignment.   
  • Ongoing support for implementation through is available for site-licensed schools. 

Who should attend? 

  • Any teacher whose students could use more analysis and comprehension practice 
  • Any teacher who wants their students to achieve better mastery in their classes 
  • Any administrator whose plan includes gains in reading achievement scores 

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