Using Close Reading and Purposeful Questioning in Modules

Focus Area: EL Education
Attendees:

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Planning

Available July 2024

Overview

Close Reading is a process of careful, analytical reading. It involves repeated reading, text-based discussion, purposeful questioning, and written analysis of a complex text. In this Modules Planning workshop, participants will define the characteristics of close reading and purposeful questioning, explore close reading examples in lessons, and have an opportunity to plan for an upcoming close reading lesson.

Outcome

I plan for Module lessons based on curriculum supports and student needs.

Specifications

  • 3 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with Internet access

Learning Experience

  • Define the characteristics of close reading and purposeful questioning and why they are essential to support students’ success with the EL Curriculum
  • Explore EL Education curriculum resources and models to see how close reading and purposeful questioning are integrated into the module, unit, and lesson design
  • Build a plan for integrating close reading and purposeful questioning into an upcoming unit and lesson