(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Textual Reading
“It is the interaction, the transaction, between the reader and the text that not only creates meaning, but creates the reason to read.” – Notice and Note. Completely absorbing oneself in a text with deep engagement and insight is the ultimate goal that we have for our students. Being able to independently ponder the text with rigor and analysis is critical for students in classrooms today. In this course, you will learn the strategies that enable your students to encapsulate the goals of meaning constructor, discourse developer, expounder of assumptions, assembler of higher learning skills. You will be provided with anchor charts and graphic organizers that place your students at the forefront of the learning experience. They will learn to deeply ponder a text, to pause and reflect, to connect with both fiction and non-fiction texts; thus achieving an overall captivating experience.
Participants will be introduced to the concept of extreme close reading via the technique of “Notice and Note”. They will be able to incorporate aspects of this highly effective technique into their classrooms. Regardless of discipline or grade level, their students will benefit from the rigor and insight into texts that this program offers.
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only