Close Reading for Meaning 101
1-Day Institute

During this one-day training intensive, participants will learn the Close Reading for Meaning method that has helped our partner schools to rapidly improve student outcomes in the area of literacy. By using genre as an inroad and putting the emphasis squarely on developing evidence-based ideas, the Close Reading for Meaning approach empowers teachers and leaders to give students the tools to distill both the literal and deeper meaning of any text, and to use this initial understanding as the anchor for further analysis. Participants will come away with:

  • A clear framework for finding the meaning of texts across genres as adult readers through our Main Idea Intensive
  • A clear understanding of the Close Reading for Meaning 3-day cycle
  • A deep understanding of how to plan for and implement Close Reading for Meaning Day 1 (foundational to everything else)
  • Sample texts and daily lesson resources by grade level
  • A deep commitment to putting passion for texts and ideas front and center in the teaching of reading

WHO SHOULD COME: This training is designed for leaders and teachers who are brand new to the Close Reading for Meaning method. Please note, this training is a perquisite for all 201 level Lavinia Group Institutes.


May 14, 2019 (NY)
August 6, 2019 (NY)
August 13, 2019 (NY) *FULL*
August 14, 2019 (DC)
December 12, 2019 (NY)
May 6, 2020 (NY)
May 18, 2020 (DC)

TIMING: 9:00am – 3:30pm

WHERE: NY Sessions
Teach For America
25 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10004

WHERE: DC Sessions
Friendship Community Office
1400 1st Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington D.C. 20001

PRICING: $900 per participant (includes 1-day institute, all materials, lunch & snacks)