Implementing English Language Arts Common Core State Standards: Close Reading of Text
The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar moderated by Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia. Sheila Brown and Lee Kappes, of the Aspen Institute, discussed the use of close reading as a key instructional approach for building students’ abilities to assess, evaluate, and synthesize information from text. Practitioner-leader Lynn Dougherty-Underwood, from Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida), discussed what integration of this instructional approach looks like in practice. The webinar includes presentation slides that can be downloaded.