Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questioning 

Improve Student Comprehension Through Deep Reading

Full Day Workshop:
June 27, 2023: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
7.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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.


Full Day Workshop - June 27, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

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 full-day virtual live workshop, 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 workshop:

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.

Live Chat Support From Dr. Robin Burr

Join the interactive experience and get live feedback and answers to your questions throughout the training.

7 Days of Replay Access

Can’t attend the workshop live? Watch the replay at a later time and still receive all the fabulous resources inside this workshop.

Close Reading Schedule

9:00-9:45 Session 1:

Relevant, Eye-Opening Research

10:30-11:15 Session 3:

Learning the Close Reading Process

9:45-10:30 Session 2:

Understanding Text Complexity

11:15-12:00 Session 4:

The 4 Phases of Close Reading

12:00-12:30: LUNCH BREAK

12:30-1:15 Session 5:

Annotating Text

2:00-2:45 Session 7:

Close Reading Mini-Lesson Modeling

1:15-2:00 Session 6:

Opportunities for Student Discussion

2:45-5:00 Session 8:

Reflection & Discussion

Workshop Pricing

1-9 Participants


Per Person

$219 after June 1st
Early Bird Deadline

10+ Participants


Per Person

$179 after June 1st
Early Bird Deadline

25+ Participants


Per Person

$139 after June 1st
Early Bird Deadline

50+ Participants

Custom Quote

Per Person

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. Kristie Ennis

Dr. Kristie Ennis is a Strobel Education consultant, a national board-certified teacher (ELA/YA), and a college English instructor. 

She specializes in helping educators gather meaningful data to inform their instructional decisions and providing customized real-time coaching for schools implementing Standards-Based Grading in their classrooms.

Dr. Ennis combines her many years of classroom experience, instructional coaching, and consulting with dozens of schools across the country to provide training that is research-based, interactive, and responsive to the current needs of educators.

Trusted by top organizations, schools, and businesses:

Our Close Reading Workshop 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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Still not sure? Check out the answers to some of our most common questions.

Will I earn Professional Growth Points?

You will receive a certificate of attendance two weeks following the event. If you did not receive your certificate, please contact [email protected]

Do I have to attend live?

While it's great to attend live to get any questions you may have answered, you will have access to the training for 30 days.

How do I substitute another attendee for a registration I have already confirmed? 

Send your substitution request to [email protected], at least 5 days prior to the event. Please include the name of the individual currently registered, the event, and your substitute's name and email address.

How do I register more than one individual at a time?

You can register more than one individual here. 


How do I cancel my registration?

All sales for the virtual events are final. If Strobel Education reschedules a live event, customer’s event registrations will automatically apply to the rescheduled event. If Strobel Education changes a live event to a virtual event, customer’s event registrations will automatically apply to the virtual event. If Strobel Education cancels a live or virtual event, customer’s event registrations will be converted to Portable Event Package.

Can I share access with my colleagues?

Your purchase of this workshop is for one registration. Sharing your personalized link to watch the workshop is not allowed. However, we offer group discounts. Email us [email protected] at to get the details.

How do I bring a Strobel Education consultant to my school or district?

Start the conversation by emailing [email protected]. We're always happy to discuss your needs!

Who is teaching the workshop this year?

In our intro video, we mention that Kim and Dr. Emma will be teaching the workshop. But for this summer session, we have the incredible Dr. Robin Burr.

Get FREE Access to Unit 1 of our SEL Curriculum Library 

For Grades K-12