Knowing “how to read” novels, plays, short stories, and other literary works does not help students in other disciplines. Each discipline has its own specialized reading demands, and many discipline-specific strategies are not transferable to other subjects, therefore targeted instruction is valuable (Shanahan, "Bridging the Achievement Gap"). One way to support students as they maneuver through discipline-specific texts is to implement close reading strategies that best match the targeted reading demands of the discipline. This professional learning session provides teachers of core content areas a strategic planning system of text analysis, selection of appropriate close reading strategies, and development of lessons. Activities will be based on the works of Timothy Shanahan, Doug Buehl, and ReLeah Cossett Lent. While all secondary teachers are welcome to attend, the targeted focus will be on non-ELA teachers for grades 9-12.
TESS Components: 1C, 1E, 3C