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Reading, Talking, and Writing about Texts (redirected from Reading, Writing, Talking about Texts)

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Resources Used Today

Today's Learning Goals

  1. Use strategies to engage students in close reading to determine how specific words, phrases, and details from a text

          shape the meaning and tone.


     2.  Use strategies to engage students in writing analyses of texts that explain how authors use word choice and details

          to shape meaning and tone.


     3.  Use technology to support and enhance close reading, discussion, and analyses of texts.

Session Agenda

8:30 - 8:40  Getting Acquainted with Each Other and Session Materials 

Common Core Close Reading      


Model Lesson 1:

 Analyzing How Word Choice Impacts Meaning and Tone

10:00-10:10  BREAK

Model Lesson 1 Debrief 


Model Lesson 2:  

Writing about How Word Choice Impacts Meaning and Tone

11:30-12:30 LUNCH

Model Lesson 2 Debrief


Q & A and Tech Exploration Time:  

Sharing How-To's & Resources

Explore PARCC Assessments

1:30-1:40 BREAK

Model Lesson 3:

Academic Discussion:  Comparing Two or More Texts on Same Topic


Silent Discussion Walk 


Model Lesson 3 Debrief


Reflect with Today's Meet

3 :25-3:30 Session Evaluation  

Session Descriptor:

If you’re looking for practical strategies to meet the Common Core demands for close reading in the English Language Arts  6-12 classroom, this session is for you.  Participants will analyze several texts to learn classroom tested strategies for analysis, small group discussion, and writing about texts. Participants will look closely at Common Core Reading Standard RL4, exploring what it means to analyze how word choice and figurative language impacts meaning and tone. Participants will leave the session with several classroom-tested lessons and strategies that can be adopted to any text. Participants will also learn how to use free web-based tools to get students reading, thinking, and talking about texts.


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