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  1. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Consensus Decision Making
    This strategy guide introduces Consensus Decision Making, a method for facilitating and engaging students in a critical discussion of the central ideas of a text.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Depend on the Text! How to Create Text-Dependent Questions
    Teachers need to create text-dependent questions to elicit close reading. When answering these questions, students learn to reread and think deeply about the text.
  3. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts
    This strategy guide clarifies the difference between persuasion and argumentation, stressing the connection between close reading of text to gather evidence and formation of a strong argumentative claim about text.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Get Close to Think Deeply: Creating Primary-Level Close Readings
    Close readings allow primary students to engage with complex texts. Through repeated reading, students build a deep understanding of the text and critical thinking skills.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   3 – 8  |  Strategy Guide
    Making Connections
    In this strategy guide, you’ll learn to model how students can make three different kinds of connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world). Students then use this knowledge to find their own personal connections to a text.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   1 – 3  |  Strategy Guide
    Promote Deep Thinking! How to Choose a Complex Text
    Complex texts promote deep thinking and critical analysis by students. Through close reading of a complex text, students’ independent reading abilities also increase.
  7. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Socratic Seminars
    This strategy guide explains Socratic seminars and offers practical methods for applying the approach in your classroom to help students investigate multiple perspectives in a text.
  8. Professional Development | Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide
    Supporting Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners
    This Strategy Guide is for developing comprehension that incorporates the gradual release of responsibility model.