“Strategies for Teaching Close Active Reading”

Hosted by Tom Cooley & Amara Hand


This one-hour session and Q&A that will model practical strategies you can use to encourage your students to read closely and respond purposefully. 

• Tom Cooley discusses the relationship between close reading and writing using the says/does approach to reading. By showing how most academic writing uses proposition and support, he demonstrates how students can close read at the paragraph level and look out for topic ideas and sentences to better understand what a text says—and how.

• Amara Hand explores active reading as a textual conversation and presents how she encourages students to respond personally, intellectually, and contextually to foster meaningful learning and understanding. She shares the “rhetorical reading triangle” she uses to help students read and respond with a purpose.

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