Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions:

Improve Student Comprehension Through Deep Reading

Full Day Workshop:

June 21, 2024

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

7.5 Professional Development Hours

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74% of struggling readers won't catch up after 3rd grade.

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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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.

Close Reading Schedule

Session 1: 9-10a CT
Relevant, Eye-Opening Research
Session 2: 10a-11a CT
Understanding Text Complexity
Session 3: 11a-12p CT
Learning the Close Reading Process
Session 4: 12-12:45p CT
The 4 Phases of Close Reading
Lunch: 12:45-1:15p CT
Session 5: 1:15-2:15p CT
Annotating Text
Session 6: 2:15-3:15 CT
Opportunities for Student Discussion
Session 7: 3:15-4:15p CT
Close Reading Mini-Lesson Modeling
Session 8: 4:15-5p CT
Reflection & Discussion

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 got 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 the 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 and experiences and experience growth.

How to begin...


Secure your spot in our desired Strobel Education workshop by registering.


Engage with in-depth learning resources and practical teachings during the workshop.


Apply the knowledge and skills gained from the workshop in your educational setting for effective results.

In this 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.

Our Close Reading Workshop and Curriculum is for:

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

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 Kate Barrows

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.

Meet Your Workshop Instructor:

Meet Kate Barrows

Kate Barrows is a Strobel Education consultant with extensive experience in a variety of diverse settings and roles. She served in reading and English classrooms as a teacher and instructional leader for fifteen years and a library media specialist for four years.

She recently completed the ESL endorsement program at University of Louisville and has presented at local, state, and national conferences about best practice in literacy for struggling adolescents. She is active in many facets of education including curriculum and standards development, assessment writing, PBL, and Inquiry Design.

Specializing in at-risk populations, Kate brings both a sense of urgency and a great attitude to the table. Always rooting for the underdog, Kate isn’t afraid of a challenge.

Here’s what teachers and administrators are saying about this workshop:

This was one of the best trainings in education I have been to. Informative, Resourceful, Energetic, and Positive!

Deb Bachman
Elkhart Community Schools

I love how this workshop touches so many grade levels. Everything presented can be used right away and can be changed/tweaked to meet all grade levels. Kim is genuine and really motivates people. I love the modeling. I also appreciate the resources.

Denise Boring

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

Send your substitution request to, 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.

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