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    Achieving A Close Reading in Five Steps: Grades K-12

    Kristina Smekens shares an in-depth explanation of close reading, followed by strategies for introducing the concept to students. In addition, learn the five steps required for planning and facilitating a close-reading experience with complex text.

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    Writing After a Close Reading: Grades K-12

    A close reading experience should culminate with an after reading writing task. Kristina Smekens first defines three common task types. Then she provides strategies to develop complex tasks that could follow the reading of any ...

  3. video poster for Immersing Students in Complex Text: Grades K-12

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    Immersing Students in Complex Text: Grades K-12

    In this video led by Kristina Smekens, learn best-practice strategies for integrating complex text into every subject. After providing an overview of "text complexity," Kristina gives practical strategies for how to assess a text's complexity ...

  4. video poster for Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students: Grades K-12

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    Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students: Grades K-12

    Build a strong foundation for yearlong reading instruction with this strategy-packed video. Kristina Smekens demonstrates how to explicitly introduce each comprehension strategy so students have the tools they need to think and infer before, during, ...

  5. video poster for Delivering Dynamic Comprehension Lessons: Grades K-12

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    Delivering Dynamic Comprehension Lessons: Grades K-12

    Solidify your understanding of the College & Career Ready comprehension standards in this "aha!" session for K-12 teachers. Kristina Smekens provides engaging mini-lesson strategies for helping readers retell/summarize, determine the main idea, question/predict, visualize, connect, ...

  6. video poster for 5 Strategies to Increase Students' Reading Assessment Test Scores: Grades 3-12

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    5 Strategies to Increase Students' Reading Assessment Test Scores: Grades 3-12

    Learn Smekens Education's Top 5 strategies for preparing students to be successful on state reading assessments. Identifying main idea, developing constructed responses, and citing textual evidence are key components of this video.

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    ReadingOctober 25, 2015

    Achieving A Close Reading in Five Steps: Grades K-12

    Kristina Smekens shares an in-depth explanation of close reading, followed by strategies for introducing the concept to students. In addition, learn the five steps required for planning and facilitating a close-reading experience with complex text.

  • video thumbnail for Writing After a Close Reading: Grades K-12

    ReadingOctober 29, 2015

    Writing After a Close Reading: Grades K-12

    A close reading experience should culminate with an after reading writing task. Kristina Smekens first defines three common task types. Then she provides strategies to develop complex tasks that could follow the reading of any complex text.

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    ReadingDecember 18, 2014

    Immersing Students in Complex Text: Grades K-12

    In this video led by Kristina Smekens, learn best-practice strategies for integrating complex text into every subject. After providing an overview of "text complexity," Kristina gives practical strategies for how to assess a text's complexity and how to provide a scaffold of instructional support for students as they navigate more challenging reading.

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    ReadingSeptember 10, 2015

    Introducing Comprehension Strategies to Students: Grades K-12

    Build a strong foundation for yearlong reading instruction with this strategy-packed video. Kristina Smekens demonstrates how to explicitly introduce each comprehension strategy so students have the tools they need to think and infer before, during, and after reading.

  • video thumbnail for Delivering Dynamic Comprehension Lessons: Grades K-12

    ReadingAugust 18, 2014

    Delivering Dynamic Comprehension Lessons: Grades K-12

    Solidify your understanding of the College & Career Ready comprehension standards in this "aha!" session for K-12 teachers. Kristina Smekens provides engaging mini-lesson strategies for helping readers retell/summarize, determine the main idea, question/predict, visualize, connect, and synthesize.

  • video thumbnail for 5 Strategies to Increase Students' Reading Assessment Test Scores: Grades 3-12

    ReadingJanuary 6, 2014

    5 Strategies to Increase Students' Reading Assessment Test Scores: Grades 3-12

    Learn Smekens Education's Top 5 strategies for preparing students to be successful on state reading assessments. Identifying main idea, developing constructed responses, and citing textual evidence are key components of this video.

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