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Sunday, December 8 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Accelerating Access to Complex Texts: Close Reading for Diverse Learners

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Students are expected to read closely and to comprehend deeply to meet the higher expectations of the standards. In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to become familiar with engaging activities that address close reading of authentic complex texts, critical thinking, collaborative conversations between students, and vocabulary-building. Participants will explore practices that address closer examination of texts through collaboration with the purpose of uncovering deeper meaning. Emphasis will be placed on developing students who will become confident, proficient readers.

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Barbara Andrews

Senior National Literacy Consultant, Benchmark Education
Barbara Andrews has been a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Literacy Facilitator, and district administrator for 27 years. Barbara worked extensively with English learners during her entire teaching career. As a retired educator, Barbara is now a national literacy consultant... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm CST
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