Close Reading and Writing From Sources

Sat, May 10, 2014: 1:00 PM  - 2:00 PM 
Teaching Edge 
Saturday 5/10 1:00PM-2:00PM 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
Room: Exhibit Hall F  
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Locating and using evidence from texts is an important aspect of the Common Core State Standards, not to mention success in college or the workplace. Locating evidence in a text begins with framing an investigation, asking a question, or identifying a problem to solve.
Students must read closely, annotating and sourcing, to find evidence that allows them to answer the question or solve a problem. And students need intentional instruction in integrating the evidence they have collected into coherent discussions and writings that demonstrate their understanding of the content. In this session, we focus on a process that will ensure that evidence becomes a signature piece of the work students produce.

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Close Reading and Writing From Sources 


Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University
Nancy Frey, San Diego State University


Adolescent learners (12 - 17 years old)