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Close Reading & Evidence-Based Writing

This section provides tools to assess student needs and guidance on implementing specific instructional strategies across all NRS levels.

“The Close Reading Guide” and Accompanying Documents

The Close Reading Guide (1,456K PDF) describes the process for implementing close reading in the adult education class room. The documents referenced in the article are below.

Accompanying Documents

More Close Reading Tools

The Elements of Close Reading (199K PDF) provides a checklist for implementing a close reading activity.

GED® Professional Development Series for KY Skills U Instructors: Focus on Close Reading Workbook (1,481K PDF) provides resources and tools that were provided by Bonnie Goonan and Susan Pittman for an RLA PD series on close reading.

A Closer Look at Close Reading (842K PDF) provides a guide on how to scaffold students through complex text.

A Growth Mindset Close Reading Activity (419K PDF)

RLA Writing Resources

Writing for the GED® Tools

Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL, funded by OCTAE) Just Write Guide provides research-based instructional practices in the content area of writing. It also incorporates professional wisdom gleaned from participants in the six TEAL online courses on effective instruction.