Close Reading & Text Dependent Questioning

Master the Art of Close Reading and Boost Your Students' Text Comprehension

Students struggling to engage with complex texts can face academic setbacks. With Strobel Education’s strategies, empower students to confidently navigate rigorous texts, paving their path towards academic success and a promising future.

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Available Offerings

Explore our diverse array of professional development offerings, each uniquely designed to enhance your teaching strategies, invigorate your classroom dynamics, and spark transformative growth in student learning and engagement.

Teacher Workshop

On-Site Training

Full Day Workshop

Jun 21

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT


On-Site Training

Learn how this research-based strategy supports reading comprehension, fluency, and critical thinking. Find out how to leverage this strategy to improve student engagement and build confidence.

Online Course

Benefits of Strobel's Close Reading & Text Dependent Questioning Offerings

Transformative Learning

Our professional development offerings drive meaningful changes in teaching practices, leading to an improved learning environment.

Expert Guidance

Receive guidance from highly-skilled educators with years of practical classroom and consulting experience.

Practical Application

Leverage our digital resource bundle and practical resources to streamline your teaching efforts. Utilize these tools for actionable strategies and to garner professional development hours.

How To Begin...

Step 1: Choose

Explore our varied array of professional development offerings to find one that aligns with your and your school’s needs. We provide an online course, workshop, and on-site training focused on Close Reading & Text Dependent Questioning.

Step 2: Learn

After choosing the professional development program that caters to your needs, embark on a captivating learning journey with Strobel Education’s proficient speakers and instructors. Our specialists are prepared to impart their in-depth knowledge, practical experience, and proven strategies in Close Reading & Text Dependent Questioning.

Step 3: Implement

 Armed with the knowledge and techniques acquired from our professional development programs, integrate what you’ve learned into your teaching structure. Experience the transformative power of Close Reading & Text Dependent Questioning as it deepens students’ understanding and critically enhances their reading skills and comprehension.

Feeling uncertain about where to start? Don’t worry! We are here to provide all the help you need. Get in touch with us and let’s navigate this journey together.

Frequently Asked Questions

The key benefits of Close Reading and Text Dependent Questioning include improved comprehension of complex texts, development of critical thinking skills, and active engagement in classroom discussion. These practices also prepare students for the kind of rigorous reading required in higher education and various professions.

Close Reading and Text Dependent Questioning can be integrated into any unit or lesson that involves reading. It can be done by selecting complex texts that align with your learning objectives, conducting multiple readings of the text, and creating text-dependent questions that guide students to a deeper understanding. Our resources offer comprehensive guidance on how to smoothly embed these techniques into your current curriculum.

Yes. Multiple studies in education have shown that strategies like Close Reading and Text Dependent Questioning significantly improve students’ text comprehension and analysis skills. Additionally, educators who employed these strategies have reported increased classroom engagement and improved academic performance.

Absolutely! While these strategies originated in literacy and language arts classrooms, they are designed to work across all content areas. Any subject that requires students to engage with texts (science, social studies, even math) can benefit from Close Reading and Text Dependent Questioning.

Close reading and text-dependent questioning foster a positive classroom environment by promoting active learning. They encourage students to delve deeper into texts, ask questions, and engage in discussions, which can lead to increased collaboration among students. Additionally, they give each student a voice, fostering an inclusive classroom environment. That being said, the positive classroom environment is largely dependent on how these techniques are introduced and implemented by the educator.

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