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Teaching Close Reading and Academic Writing

In Teaching Close Reading and Academic Writing, you will learn various strategies for engaging readers in the practice of representing close reading in academic writing across disciplines. Meeting the academic language demands of representing close reading in academic writing is challenging, both for ELLs and ALLs (Academic Language Learners). This course will address strategies that can be implemented school-wide to promote a 360 degree process approach to teaching the skills and language required to make arguments about text effectively.

This cohort-based online course will kick off in fall 2013 and run for 6 weeks. In addition to reading and viewing a variety of professional resources, you will be expected to submit assignments by set dates and participate fully as a member of the cohort by interacting with and providing feedback to others in the group.  Assessment of this course will be Pass/Fail and will be determined by the course facilitator.

On Being Successful in this Course: As an online course, success depends on your thorough reading and viewing, your independence in understanding the readings, and integration of ideas, concepts, and strategies that are presented in the resources. Participants will be asked to post assignments and reflections weekly. It is expected that participants post on time in order to prepare for subsequent learning.

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