David Liben, Meredith Liben, and Rachelle Etienne, of Student Achievement Partners, were in Reno on August 20th sharing strategies to effectively implement the Common Core. They focused on text complexity, text-dependent questions, syntax, academic vocabulary, writing to sources and the Close Reading Strategy. You can view the entire presentation by clicking here.
Of note, if you are someone who has employed the close reading strategy and more specifically, with the Feynman text, you may find the first hour of particular interest. In it, David Liben shares a classroom video in which he teaches the Feynman lesson and narrates what and why he is doing what you see him doing.