Social Studies can be SPECtacular: A Close Reading and Writing Strategy

This 2-hour professional learning module will allow English/ Language Arts and History/ Social Studies educators to engage with informational text utilizing a close reading strategy.  The module contains an instructional video, slideshow and an assignment that connects educators to a Common Core exemplar text as well as another source that showws different treatment of the same topic by different author and through a different medium.

There will also be a link to a forum where the conversation and collaboration can continue in order to make this strategy evlove to mee the needs of your classroom.


  • English Language Arts
  • Informational text
  • Social Studies – History
  • Common Core

Grade Levels

  • K
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Educator Effectiveness

  • Common Formative Assessments
  • Standards-Based Learning and Assessment

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