Immersing Students in Complex Text

Immersing Students in Complex Text

Immersing Students in Complex Text 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...
Citing Textual Evidence

Citing Textual Evidence

Citing Textual Evidence In this video, Kristina Smekens reveals practical strategies for citing textual evidence in written responses. View two authentic classroom mini-lessons where Kristina teaches students how to structure a constructed-response and how to...
Understanding Disciplinary Literacy

Understanding Disciplinary Literacy

Understanding Disciplinary Literacy Teaching students to employ discipline-specific reading strategies is the focus of this session featuring Kristina Smekens. This session is ideal for mixed departments of secondary content-area and English/language arts teachers who...
Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary Applicable to virtually every teacher, this session provides universal strategies for teaching reading and writing across the curriculum. Kristina Smekens provides targeted classroom activities that are both practical and relevant....
Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy

Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy

Strategies for Teaching Content-Area Literacy Applicable to virtually every teacher, this session provides universal strategies for teaching reading and writing across the curriculum. Kristina Smekens provides targeted classroom activities that are both practical and...