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Close Reading with Doug Fisher

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Close Reading

Presented by Dr. Douglas Fisher, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and the Dean of Faculty Affairs at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California
Sponsored by Achieve3000

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Attending to the information presented in the text while recognizing their own assumptions, background knowledge and biases helps readers deeply understand what they are reading. As part of an instructional approach, close reading teaches students these skills as they read a text several times, often for different purposes and based on different questions, and critically examine it. Teachers and students also ask questions regarding the text, some of which can be answered prior to reading it and others that require a deeper understanding based on evidence from the text.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Douglas Fisher focuses on questions that require repeated close readings to be answered. These questions involve general understandings, key details, vocabulary and text structure, author’s purpose, inferences, and opinions and arguments. Learn how to:

  • Identify the major components of close reading
  • Describe the differences between close reading in elementary and secondary schools
  • Differentiate between questions that do and do not require evidence from the text

All K-12 educators, reading specialists, administrators and librarians are invited to watch this recorded event.

Douglas Fisher About the Presenter

Dr. Douglas Fisher is the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego, California. An award-winning author, educator, and researcher, his work focuses on school improvement, especially in the areas of quality instruction and raising student achievement.



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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