Close Reading Strategies Book Study

If you are a teacher in the United States, I can almost guarantee you have noticed a strong emphasis on text-dependent questions, rigor, and text complexity.  You have probably visited multiple professional development sessions on close reading strategies and how to implement those Common Core standards we all know and love. Chances are, if you have taken an interest in learning more about close reading, you have heard of the book, "Notice and Note" by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst.  It is a popular book because it is a good book.  I have been to two book studies using this book, and I want to share my knowledge with you!

How can you participate? 
Easy! You can either join me in reading the book. (I will post "assignments" that I plan on reading and discussing on the blog,) or you can simply read what I take away from the book. (I know, I know.. who has time to read 265 page book for the fun of it?)  I will be sharing the gist of each section as well as my experiences in the implementation in my classroom. To save time, you can simply follow me as I read, but if you want to purchase the book, you can do so on Amazon here

When will this thing start? 
I will be posting an introduction to the book study on Monday, April 20, 2015.  This will provide an overview of the book as well as a tentative schedule of when I plan on reading/blogging.  

How can I follow this blog? 
How kind of you to ask. ;)  To follow this book study, you may follow the blog on bloglovin (using the little button on the bottom of this post or on the right side of this blog)  OR you can follow me by simply typing your email in that cute little box over there entitled, "Follow by Email" OR you can follow my facebook page to see when I update the blog.  

How exciting!

I can't wait to share these strategies with you, and I hope you choose to follow along. 

As always.... Happy Teaching! 

A Touch of Class Teaching

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