Writing After a Close Reading

Writing After a Close Reading

About this online workshop

After reading a complex text, students need to do something with what they learned. More than simply summarizing the text, students need to analyze and even argue the author's ideas in writing.

Topics:

  • Provide opportunities for appropriately rigorous tasks that include brief constructed responses and longer extended responses.
  • Identify complex tasks that target a variety of purposes, including persuasive, argumentative, informative, and narrative writing.
  • Reiterate the importance of juggling multiple texts, including print, digital, video, and visual texts.
  • Target multiple ways for students to remember key details and record their inferences while reading, so they can reference that evidence after reading.
  • Acquire strategies for teaching students to make text-to-text connections in order to draw comparisons and synthesize multiple ideas.

When you complete the workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Assemble text sets (2-4 texts) on a common concept or theme to make new and significant after-reading inferences.
  • Create various after-reading tasks that require evidence-based responses.
  • Show students how to use their during-reading annotations to support their after-reading writing.
  • Teach students how to take notes and cite evidence from videos and visuals.

Top questions teachers ask about Writing After a Close Reading:

  • What are the different types of writing tasks that follow a close-reading experience?
  • How do I teach students to incorporate both textual evidence and explanation of how their evidence supports their thinking?
  • Where can I find writing prompts that I can customize to fit my unique texts, but that also mirror the tasks students will face on state and national standardized assessments?
  • What do "good" written responses look and sound like? Where can I find examples?

Kristina provides the answers to these questions and many more!

DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

What teachers say about this workshop

“Kristina is clearly an expert in the field of reading & writing in education. (She) offers clear, relateable, & achievable goals for implementation. The 'secret' website is also an invaluable resource. I have a step-by-step guide to implementing close reading. I can get started right away!” Nicole Scurlock , teacher at Knightstown High School, Knightstown, IN

“It has changed the way I'm going to attack writing in my classes. More collaboration. More Frequency. Fewer drafts. Fewer grades.” Libby Shogren teacher at Wauconda Community High School, Wauconda, IL

“Kristina just takes the guess work out of everything to make it ALL make sense!” Nicki King teacher at Union Furnace Elementary, Logan, OH

“Kristina was fantastic! She was very intentional in her approach to teaching the 6 Traits and making it interesting for all learners! I learned new and exciting strategies to improve student writing.” Jenae McKnight instructional coach at Lake Ridge New Tech Schools, Gary, IN

“I love the way Kristina presents the information with so much enthusiasm. I love how she builds on what she's taught before.” Kristen Smith teacher at Gilmer County High School, Glenville, WV

“After 33 years of teaching, I still am drawn back into Kristina's workshops because they are research-based, standards-focused, and very interactive.” Katie Cadle teacher at Paoli Community Schools, Paoli, IN

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the workshop start and finish?

The workshop can begin at any time.

How long do I have access to the workshop?

After enrollment, you have access to the content for 30 days. You determine how fast or slow you want to progress through the workshop during this time.

Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Sorry, online workshop sharing is not allowed. Our Terms of Use specify that one registration fee allows access for just one person. However, we are happy to offer group discounts. Give us a call at (888) 376-0448 to get the details.

Can I get continuing education credits?

Most likely! With prior approval from your school district, participants may receive credit for up to 5 hours of professional development for each workshop. A certificate of completion is available when you select the "Verified View." No certificate is awarded when you select the "Flexible View." For possible Illinois-approved credit, please contact our office.

Can I earn graduate-level credit?

Thanks to a partnership with the University of the Pacific, educators who enroll in a webAcademy workshop can earn 1, 2, or 3 graduate-level credits. (To earn graduate-level credit, participants must select the "Verified View" enrollment option. Graduate-level credit cost is separate from registration fees. Credits are $62 each.)

Graduate-level credits offered through the University of the Pacific are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. To learn more, contact us be email or call (888) 376-0448.

What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days, and we will give you a full refund.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Let's get started! - Handout
  • Workshop Overview
  • Complex Tasks
  • Step 5: Write about reading
  • Choose among three tasks
  • Apply the modes of writing
  • Scaffold writing experiences
  • Produce one written product
  • Produce one written product (continued)
  • Produce one written product (continued)
  • Produce one written product (continued)
  • Synthesis & Implementation
  • Literary Analysis Task
  • Draft the after-reading writing task
  • Scaffold the experiences
  • Track development & relationships
  • Track ideas & relationships
  • Interpret the author perspective
  • Compare texts
  • Evaluate format and media
  • Narrative Writing Task
  • Draft the after-reading writing task
  • Grasp plot exposition
  • Maintain characterization
  • Clarify traits versus feelings
  • Research Writing Task
  • Provide simulated research opportunities
  • Scaffold the experiences
  • Make comparisons across texts
  • Synthesize and argue a perspective
  • Present the what and the why
  • Synthesis & Implementation
  • Conclusion - Wrap-up
  • Wrap-up

About this online workshop

After reading a complex text, students need to do something with what they learned. More than simply summarizing the text, students need to analyze and even argue the author's ideas in writing.

Topics:

  • Provide opportunities for appropriately rigorous tasks that include brief constructed responses and longer extended responses.
  • Identify complex tasks that target a variety of purposes, including persuasive, argumentative, informative, and narrative writing.
  • Reiterate the importance of juggling multiple texts, including print, digital, video, and visual texts.
  • Target multiple ways for students to remember key details and record their inferences while reading, so they can reference that evidence after reading.
  • Acquire strategies for teaching students to make text-to-text connections in order to draw comparisons and synthesize multiple ideas.

When you complete the workshop, you'll be able to:

  • Assemble text sets (2-4 texts) on a common concept or theme to make new and significant after-reading inferences.
  • Create various after-reading tasks that require evidence-based responses.
  • Show students how to use their during-reading annotations to support their after-reading writing.
  • Teach students how to take notes and cite evidence from videos and visuals.

Top questions teachers ask about Writing After a Close Reading:

  • What are the different types of writing tasks that follow a close-reading experience?
  • How do I teach students to incorporate both textual evidence and explanation of how their evidence supports their thinking?
  • Where can I find writing prompts that I can customize to fit my unique texts, but that also mirror the tasks students will face on state and national standardized assessments?
  • What do "good" written responses look and sound like? Where can I find examples?

Kristina provides the answers to these questions and many more!

DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

What teachers say about this workshop

“Kristina is clearly an expert in the field of reading & writing in education. (She) offers clear, relateable, & achievable goals for implementation. The 'secret' website is also an invaluable resource. I have a step-by-step guide to implementing close reading. I can get started right away!” Nicole Scurlock , teacher at Knightstown High School, Knightstown, IN

“It has changed the way I'm going to attack writing in my classes. More collaboration. More Frequency. Fewer drafts. Fewer grades.” Libby Shogren teacher at Wauconda Community High School, Wauconda, IL

“Kristina just takes the guess work out of everything to make it ALL make sense!” Nicki King teacher at Union Furnace Elementary, Logan, OH

“Kristina was fantastic! She was very intentional in her approach to teaching the 6 Traits and making it interesting for all learners! I learned new and exciting strategies to improve student writing.” Jenae McKnight instructional coach at Lake Ridge New Tech Schools, Gary, IN

“I love the way Kristina presents the information with so much enthusiasm. I love how she builds on what she's taught before.” Kristen Smith teacher at Gilmer County High School, Glenville, WV

“After 33 years of teaching, I still am drawn back into Kristina's workshops because they are research-based, standards-focused, and very interactive.” Katie Cadle teacher at Paoli Community Schools, Paoli, IN

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the workshop start and finish?

The workshop can begin at any time.

How long do I have access to the workshop?

After enrollment, you have access to the content for 30 days. You determine how fast or slow you want to progress through the workshop during this time.

Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Sorry, online workshop sharing is not allowed. Our Terms of Use specify that one registration fee allows access for just one person. However, we are happy to offer group discounts. Give us a call at (888) 376-0448 to get the details.

Can I get continuing education credits?

Most likely! With prior approval from your school district, participants may receive credit for up to 5 hours of professional development for each workshop. A certificate of completion is available when you select the "Verified View." No certificate is awarded when you select the "Flexible View." For possible Illinois-approved credit, please contact our office.

Can I earn graduate-level credit?

Thanks to a partnership with the University of the Pacific, educators who enroll in a webAcademy workshop can earn 1, 2, or 3 graduate-level credits. (To earn graduate-level credit, participants must select the "Verified View" enrollment option. Graduate-level credit cost is separate from registration fees. Credits are $62 each.)

Graduate-level credits offered through the University of the Pacific are non-degree credits which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. To learn more, contact us be email or call (888) 376-0448.

What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 10 days, and we will give you a full refund.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Let's get started! - Handout
  • Workshop Overview
  • Complex Tasks
  • Step 5: Write about reading
  • Choose among three tasks
  • Apply the modes of writing
  • Scaffold writing experiences
  • Produce one written product
  • Produce one written product (continued)
  • Produce one written product (continued)
  • Produce one written product (continued)
  • Synthesis & Implementation
  • Literary Analysis Task
  • Draft the after-reading writing task
  • Scaffold the experiences
  • Track development & relationships
  • Track ideas & relationships
  • Interpret the author perspective
  • Compare texts
  • Evaluate format and media
  • Narrative Writing Task
  • Draft the after-reading writing task
  • Grasp plot exposition
  • Maintain characterization
  • Clarify traits versus feelings
  • Research Writing Task
  • Provide simulated research opportunities
  • Scaffold the experiences
  • Make comparisons across texts
  • Synthesize and argue a perspective
  • Present the what and the why
  • Synthesis & Implementation
  • Conclusion - Wrap-up
  • Wrap-up