Tag Archives: Close Reading Strategy

Washoe Educators Finish Day 2 of the CTP-ESL Pilot

K-12 ESL teachers finished Day 2 of the CTP-ESL pilot. Their hard work is allowing Curriculum and Instruction to integrate WIDA into Core Task Project trainings. Further, they are identifying appropriate scaffolds to allow all learners to engage in the … Continue reading

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Lafayette School District Trains on the Core Task Project

Linked below are the materials shared with K-5 educators in Lafayette, California. Participants took part in the Core Task Project during their professional development day on October 8th. The purpose of the presentation was to assist Lafayette in its implementation of … Continue reading

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Washoe Teachers Pilot CTP-ESL

On Monday, the ESL & World Language Department partnered with the Curriculum & Instruction Department on the Core Task Project-ESL. The hope of this endeavor is to identity appropriate scaffolds for ELs, when employing the close reading strategy, and use … Continue reading

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What is Close Reading?

What is Close Reading? Answer here.

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Communications Leaders Meeting September 18, 2012

Washoe’s K-6 Communication Leaders attended their first ELA meeting and learned what efforts are being supported to align literacy instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Areas of emphasis included the Basal Alignment Project, the Core Task Project, and the Close … Continue reading

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Analyzing Texts: “Text Talk Time”

Teaching Channel recently posted this video in which the teacher facilitates a conversation around a careful analysis of a text. In “Text Talk Time,” children drive the discussion and answer their peers’ questions. Ms. Brewer, the teacher in the video, … Continue reading

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“Keep it or Junk it” an ESL Perspective

Dr. Pete Cobin, ELL Consultant with Washoe County School District, reviewed the lesson “Keep it or Junk it” and shared the following: There are two things in particular that I noticed. The emphasis on “What are you thinking? How do … Continue reading

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