Close reading for meaning™

Institute info & Dates

Our Close Reading for Meaning™ Institutes create a clear framework for finding the literal and deeper meaning of texts across genres and using this initial understanding as an anchor for further analysis. This series of Institutes are for teachers with access to any short texts or who utilize Lavinia Group’s Close Reading for Meaning™ short text curriculum.

Close Reading for Meaning™ 101

Learn how to plan for and implement day 1 of the Close Reading for Meaning™ method. Close Reading for Meaning™ 101 focuses on main idea mastery and is the first step in the Close Reading for Meaning™ 3-day cycle.

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Close Reading for Meaning™ 201

Create a deep understanding of how to plan for and teach day 2 of the Close Reading for Meaning™ 3-day cycle method. Learn methods that empower students to understand how authors construct meaning through their craft and structure choices. Attendees will also learn and practice skills for engaging and effectively coaching students to advance writing and thinking skills.

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Close Reading for Meaning™ 301

Develop skills to plan and teach day 3 of the Close Reading for Meaning™ 3-day cycle methodology. In this Institute you will learn the Close Reading for Meaning™ structure for teaching targeted, data-driven small group instruction. Build your skills by developing a clear and efficient framework for studying student work, setting goals, and creating a strategic coaching plan to rapidly improve student reading and writing.

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Institute Curriculum

Our Close Reading for Meaning™ program also offers a Close Reading for Meaning™ supplemental short-text curriculum. Participants do not need to purchase our Close Reading for Meaning™ curriculum to participate in a Close Reading for Meaning™ institute.

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