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Close Reading with Below-Level Readers in the Intermediate Grade with Dr. Nancy Boyles

February 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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We want all students to be able to access complex text by reading closely, but how does this instruction look with below level readers in the intermediate grades? In this session, learn to vary the instructional process rather than the instructional content to maximize students’ independence, deep thinking, and skill. Identify practical strategies and tools to guide readers toward better comprehension with attention to
standards, Depth of Knowledge, oral rehearsal, and written response.

Dr. Nancy Boyles was a classroom teacher for many years and is now Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University where she was Professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. She currently consults with districts and other organizations and agencies, providing workshops, modeling best practices in classrooms, and assisting with curriculum development. Nancy is the author of three books on close reading all published by Corwin. Her book on Depth of Knowledge: Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Depth of Knowledge in Literacy was published by ASCD in 2018. Nancy’s newest book connecting social-emotional learning and literacy will be available in Spring 2020.Nancy has also written six other books related to comprehension, and many articles. She has a program for small group close reading instruction in grades 3-5, Close Reading Links, published by Capstone.

Cost: $10 members / $35 new or renewing members (includes annual membership fee)

NOTE: Event entrance is on Congress Avenue, but you may park at the following locations:

  • Tinker School parking lot (access by taking Congress Ave – turn into lot)
  • On Congress Avenue (next to Tinker School)
  • On Avon Street (next to Tinker School)

Payment accepted by Credit card or P.O.
You may upload your P.O. while you register, else bring a copy of your P.O. to hand in at the event or mail to Cathy Mastrianna, 109 Far Horizon Dr., Cheshire, CT 06410



February 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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B.W. Tinker Elementary School
809 Highland Ave
Waterbury, CT 06708 United States
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