Reading Beyond the Page: 

Implementing Close Reading to Student Comprehension

We can build reading habits that support comprehension through the practice of Close Reading.

Research shows that the complexity of text students read is the greatest predictor of success in college and those entering the workplace. Unfortunately, many students struggle with complex texts written at their grade level as defined by the core standards and are grade levels below in reading comprehension.

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It's time to close the READING GAP!

Feel equipped to deliver Close Reading Lessons.


Students who struggle to read usually have life-long consequences and end up in the cycle of frustration and low self-esteem. Learn to provide intentional and structured reading instruction to increase reading proficiency for all students.  

Explore a variety of supports and strategies to help students make the leap in their reading levels.


When students begin to see that they can become stronger readers, we change their outcomes and their lives. Learn how to teach students to read text closely, cite textual evidence when writing or speaking, and support conclusions. 

Provide scaffolding for Close Reading


As we move students into more challenging texts, we must provide support for gaps that occur between students' current level of knowledge and skill and our state standards. 

Experience reading achievement and scores increase while students build their confidence.


Learn how to give students the deliberate instruction needed to create positive learning experiences and experience growth.

In this self-paced online course you and your staff will learn:

Intentional selection of text to meet student needs

We'll cover how to provide opportunities for students to engage in a variety of texts to support their learning.

Structured Close Reading Lessons for implementation

We'll show you how to teach close reading and provide you with ready-made, grade-level specific lessons you can implement immediately.  

How to implement and maximize the provided Close Reading resources

We'll walk you through our Close Reading resources and give you practical ways to implement the provided lessons, activities, and videos in your instruction.

Here's what's included in this course:

Modeled Mini-Lessons

We model how to teach the mini-lessons and how to differentiate them for elementary and secondary students.

Digital Resource Bundle

Get access to digital anchor charts, videos, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and more.

Professional Development Credit

Meet your PD requirements while learning how close reading can promote both academic and personal student success.

9 Months of Access

Go at your own pace and return to this course at your convenience.

Close Reading
 Online Course Schedule

Module 1:

Relevant, Eye-Opening Research

Module 2:

Understanding Text Complexity

Module 3:

Learning the Close Reading Process

Module 4:

The 4 Phases of Close Reading

Module 5:

Annotating Text

Module 6:

Opportunities for Student Discussion

Module 7:

Close Reading Mini-Lesson Modeling

Module 8:

Reflection & Discussion

Module 1

Relevant, Eye-Opening Research

Module 3

Learning the Close Reading Process

Module 5

Annotating Text

Module 7

Close Reading Mini-Lesson Modeling

Module 2

Understanding Text Complexity

Module 4

The 4 Phases of Close Reading

Module 6

Opportunities for Student Discussion

Module 8

Reflection & Discussion

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HOW MANY SEATS WOULD YOU LIKE TO PURCHASE FOR THIS COURSE?

Package 1
$179*

Individual - up to 9 Participants

*PO available upon checkout

Package 2
$2500*

Groups of 10 - 25 Participants

*45% Discount

Package 3

$4000*

Groups of 26 - 50 Participants

*55% Discount

Package 4


Groups of 51+ Participants

*72% Discount
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Our Close Reading training puts research in a learning format that helps teachers understand when and how to increase reading achievement in BIG ways.

Close Reading is a critical component to closing the gap of college and career readiness. And we’ve done all the work for you.

In this workshop, we show you why this practice needs to be part of your reading tool kit and make it bite-sized and relevant for you and your students. And then we GIVE you the exact lesson plans, activities, and visuals you need to take these concepts to your classroom and empower your students the very next day.

Meet your workshop instructor:

Meet Dr. Emma Gibbs

Dr. Emma Gibbs is a professional development trainer as well as a classroom teacher and travels the country sharing her wealth of knowledge and resources with educators about Close Reading instruction.

As a close reading specialist, she trains teachers on how to incorporate structured reading instruction to support academic success and increase reading outcomes.

As a current classroom teacher, Dr. Gibbs integrates her academic background with relevant experience in the classroom, providing engagement strategies and activities that transfer seamlessly from professional development to real-life learning environments.

Trusted by top organizations, schools, and businesses:

Our Close Reading Course and Curriculum is for:

  • Elementary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Imagine the strides our students could make when they improve their reading abilities?

Let’s give students the necessary supports to build the reading confidence!

Customized Live Coaching Sessions

Add coaching sessions to this online course.  

Schools love these because we can virtually coach teacher teams as they go through the on-demand course so we can support their teachers in their new learning, answer questions, and work towards full implementation.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does an online course occur?

Online workshops are pre-recorded and ready when you are. Take your time or take it in all at once, you choose!

What is included with an online course?

You will receive live, pre-recorded professional development training that is high-impact and interactive. 

Additionally, you get access to the Digital Resource Bundle, which includes everything you need to launch this topic with your students and in your schools. Think mini-lessons, activities, videos, collaboration articles, and all necessary resources.  Lastly, you will get a downloadable handout to guide you through the training.

How long is my access to an online course?

Online course access continues for 180 days from the date you activate your course.

How are schools utilizing the online courses?

Most of our online course participants gain access through a school site license. Schools utilize this training in a variety of ways. Some allow self-paced PD while others utilize them during whole-staff meetings or PLCs.  Schools like the bite-sized chunks to create understanding and a shared vision.

How do I register and pay?

Individual educators may register online with a credit card or submit a downloadable registration form with a purchase order.

Groups of two or more should email the downloadable registration form to [email protected].

Can I use a purchase order?

We accept purchase orders; however, the order must be emailed to [email protected].

What is the pricing for an online course?

We have several course structures and pricing options for our online courses. The price is dependent on the number of participants. Click here for pricing options.

We can assist you in creating a blended professional learning experience facilitated by a Strobel Education consultant (additional fees may apply). For more information, contact us by phone at 812-719-4998 or by email at [email protected].

Can I purchase a site license?

Site licenses are available for schools and districts at a significantly discounted rate—Email [email protected] with questions.

After I purchase an online course, what happens next?

You will receive emails, including an order confirmation, followed by a product activation email.

This second email will walk you through creating your Online Course account. If you do not receive the emails, please check your SPAM/junk folder.

For additional help with order confirmations, contact us by phone at 812-719-998 or by email at [email protected].

How quickly can I begin the online course?

When paying with a credit card, you can access any online course immediately. If you pay with a purchase order, your access can begin in one business day.

Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?

After completing each course and the relevant feedback forms are submitted, a certificate of completion will be sent to you. You will need to check with your local authority to ensure the certificate is allowed.

Am I allowed to share my online course with others?

Sharing your log-in credentials or the on-demand course is not allowed. However, schools may purchase a site license to allow every teacher to have their own personal registration.

Do I need any special technology or equipment to participate?

No. All online courses can be accessed on any Internet-enabled device. However, we recommend that you use the most recent version of your preferred browser.

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

Every online course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied, contact us within the first fifteen days of your purchase. After that, your money will be refunded immediately. Just email [email protected]

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