Building Knowledge: Expanding the World Through Reading

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What does "building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction," the 3rd Shift of college-and career-ready instruction, look like in practice? This course focuses on what it means to “build knowledge” through English Language Arts instruction through the use of high-quality complex text combined with content-rich nonfiction. Participants will be able to explain how studying a topic during reading instruction can support students’ academic vocabulary acquisition, knowledge and content understandings, and reading comprehension. This course consists of three modules, each containing an approximately 1-hour video and associated PowerPoint and handout materials. These modules can be run as is or customized by the user and can be delivered as a self-study, in a Professional Learning Community, or during professional development sessions during one day or over several consecutive weeks.

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