Instructional Strategies: Citing Evidence, Grades 9-12 – No. 170

Participants will learn strategies that work students into text for close reading and deep analysis. The Common Core Standards require that students graduate with the literacy skills for college and career readiness to include the strategies that teach close reading, answering and asking text-dependent questions, writing arguments within short, sustained research projects. All facets of these big shifts will be analyzed closely to understand the new pedagogies behind them.


  • Plan to, and teach, students how to read informational text with increased rigor and understanding.
  • Develop strategy to teach the close reading that leads to evidence finding.
  • Understand the nature and purpose of text-dependent questioning.