KU Center for Research on Learning

KU Center for Research on Learning

Analyzing Text Complexity: Close Reading Nonfiction - Austin, TX

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Teaching students to read nonfiction requires teachers to plan for both the level of difficulty to read the text but also consider fluency, strategic thinking skills and reading stamina required. Participants will learn close reading strategies for nonfiction from a variety of sources including the Beers and Probst signposts and the SIMR Paraphrasing strategy. We will apply the strategies to different nonfiction texts and will explore writing in response to the text using the writing to read research of Dr. Timothy Shanahan.

Audience: Teachers grades 3-12

Event Presenter(s):

Mary Black

Event Details


February 13, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


ESC Region 13

5701 Springdale Road

Austin, TX 78723




Mary Black
512 919 5438

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