It is important to provide opportunities for students to read a wide variety of texts across content areas for different purposes and along a spectrum of difficulty and length. In this course, learn concrete ways to help students become highly skilled readers to meet the goal of comprehensively grasping complex text.
This course is designed for language arts, social studies, science, or other subject area teachers of grades 3-12 to guide students to access material from complex text. The course is replete with explanations, examples, resources, and tools. It includes the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; specific, step-by-step instruction for teaching vocabulary; effective questioning techniques; strategies and activities explicitly designed for teaching complex text; ways to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals; and a text selection process for schools or districts.
Throughout the course, participants will:
25+ years in education; former teacher; national consultant.
Author of 12 books including The Art and Science of Teaching Writing co-authored with Robert Marzano.
Kathy is invested in increasing educators’ capacity to hone their craft so they can translate what she teaches to effective classroom practice.
Baking, hiking, and spending time with family are among her favorite pastimes.
Instructor: Kathy Glass