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Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing - Previous Revision

Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening are Grounded in Evidence from the Text

NCTE resources explore how student-centered teaching remains crucial to every classroom and many provide examples of upholding NCTE principles of effective teaching in a time of Core Standards.


  • Supporting Students in Time of Core Standards – 4 books across grades PreK-12
  • 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
  • Reading in the Reel World
  • Learning to Write for Readers: Using Brain-Based Strategies
  • Talking in Class: Using Discussion to Enhance Teaching and Learning

On Demand Web Seminars

  • Making Meaning from Text: Modeling Comprehension for English Language Learners
  • Representing Close Reading in Academic Writing  - online
  • Summarization in any Subject

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Teaching Close Reading in Academic Writing


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