Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Media Center

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Media Center



SESSION ABSTRACT


What exactly is close reading? How is it different from other reading instruction? Most importantly, how can you make close readers out of your students as they read and reread worthy text focusing on what it says and how it works engaging in the comparison with other texts and evaluation of the implications in their lives? Come take a closer look.


PRESENTER INFORMATION


Kassy Hobson
Kindergarten teacher at East Bend Elementary, Yadkin County Schools
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from East Carolina University
Master of Arts in Reading Education from Appalachian State University
Active member of the school improvement team at East Bend Elementary

Lori Horn
Fifth Grade ELA/Social Studies teacher at East Bend Elementary, Yadkin County Schools
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and
Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Salem College

Scarlet Holleman
Sixth Grade ELA/Social Studies teacher at East Bend Elementary, Yadkin County Schools
Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education and
Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University
Chair of the school improvement team at East Bend Elementay

Jill Logan
Principal of East Bend Elementary, Yadkin County Schools
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Appalachian State University
K-12 Certified Reading Specialist


RACE TO THE TOP PRIORITIES


Improving teacher effectiveness and distribution
Implementing standards and assessments
Supporting struggling students
Improving school-level conditions for reform and innovation
Preparing students for a globalized society


TARGET AUDIENCE


Kindergarten through 6th grade


OBJECTIVES / LEARNING TARGETS


To deepen students' understanding of complex text through rereadings to determine what the text says, how the text works, and to analyze and compare texts


RESOURCES