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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

Faciliated Online Courses

Teaching Close Reading in Academic Writing



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View videos featuring educators sharing their insights on how to frame instruction, keep teachers as decision-makers, and put students at the center of learning while planning for the Core.

Gain insights by reading these teaching vignettes:

  • Learn more about text complexity and using texts to scaffold instruction in this high school classroom (vignette, chart).
  • Visit a middle school classroom where students make authentic connections with the outside world through a Social Justice Photo Journal project (vignette, chart).
  • Teach and assess for deeper understanding of theme in this elementary classroom (vignette, chart).
  • Engage students in one-to-one conferences as well as whole-class discussions in preschool and elementary classrooms. (vignette, chart).

All vignettes are taken from the NCTE Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards book series.



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