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Close Reading in the Classroom - AZCCRS ELA Phase II
This one day workshop focuses on close reading and the productive struggle that happens when students work with complex texts. Participants will learn strategies they can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine and phasing, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Writing will be touched upon and several videos will be viewed to see how close reading might look in a classroom. Participants will receive The Thinkerís Guide to How to Read a Paragraph - The Art of Close Reading by Paul and Elder and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.

Target Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Specialists, Administrators who want to learn about close reading.

Participants will be eligible for 6.0 hours of Professional Development credit.

Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Workshop: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Cost is $80 per person.

No food or beverages will be provided, so please plan accordingly.
There are numerous eating establishments within walking distance with a wide variety of menu items.


Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date. No PO number is required to complete the registration process.
Make checks /purchase orders payable to
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cost is $80 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 Tower parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date. *At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: Illness, accident, etc.

Who Should Attend: Target Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Specialists, Administrators who want to learn about close reading.
Contact: Patricia Hansen @ 602.364.2333
Arizona Department of Education
3300 Tower - 3300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012
(Southwest Corner of Central Avenue and Osborn Road)
16th Floor - Conference Room 103
Nov 20, 2014 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM 21 $80
Arizona Department of Education
3300 North Central Avenue
16th floor - Room 103
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Registration closes February 10th
Feb 24, 2015 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM 23 $80

All Dates and Times are Subject to Change
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