Serving the counties of Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Putnam, Washington & Wilkinson

Close Reading of Informational Sources (ELA, Science, & Social Studies) Grades 3-8
Hours: 5.30 / Tuition: $0 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $25.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Paulene Roberson
Date: 10/6/2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: - Oconee RESA Training Center Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 10/3/2022


Course Description

The demands on educators to teach with informational sources have increased. Students are being assessed on their ability to examine sources in different formats closely for a variety of purposes, including identifying the author’s main ideas and point of view. This PL will provide a roadmap for instruction and assessment of close reading skills in grades 3-8. To engage deeply with informational texts, a key requirement of the GSE is for students to… 

  •      determine what details are important, how they fit together to convey a central idea, and how to synthesize information from multiple sources
  •      understand the unique demands of different text features and structures

Participants will learn how to …

•        Engage students in guided practice

•        Incorporate opportunities for students to write in response to sources

•        Plan lessons for close reading of informational texts

•        Become aware of what we do to monitor for understanding

•        Analyze students’ written responses

•        Informally assess students and then provide recommendations for follow-up lessons

•        Model instructional strategies to students

•        Engage students in synthesis to identify main ideas

•        Teach students how to synthesize information from multiple sources

•        Provide an assessment-driven plan for learning

•        Identify and select sources for Close Reading

•        Teach students how to identify & explain key details

•        Provide opportunities for students to learn from visual images

•        Teach students to use context clues for unfamiliar vocabulary

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Facilitators/Coaches


Class Notes

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