Strategies to Support Adolescents’ Achievement of Rigorous Literacy Standards
What challenges do students face in achieving rigorous literacy standards? And how can our instruction maximize their performance? This session will take a close look at standards-based expectations for students from the late elementary grades through middle school, and identify teaching practices and resources to meet these needs for all learners. Handout will include a list of specific expectations aligned to Depth of Knowledge for all Reading standards.
Dr. Nancy Boyles was a classroom teacher for many years and is now Professor Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University where she was Professor of Reading and Graduate Reading Program Coordinator. She currently consults with districts and other organizations and agencies, providing workshops, modeling best practices in classrooms, and assisting with curriculum development. Workshop topics include Close Reading, Small Group Differentiated Instruction, Rigorous Assessment, and Depth of Knowledge
Boyles is the author of three books on close reading all published by Corwin: Closer Reading, Grades 3-6; Lessons and Units for Closer Reading, Grades 3-6, and Lessons and Units for Closer Reading, K-2. Her new book on Depth of Knowledge: Reading, Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Depth of Knowledge in Literacy will be published by ASCD in spring, 2018. Boyles has also written six other books related to comprehension, and many articles, including Pursuing the Depths of Knowledge in the ASCD October 2016 issue of Educational Leadership. She has a brand new program for small group close reading instruction in grades 3-5, Close Reading Links, published by Capstone.