With a school focus on joyful literacy and building a love of reading,  MidSun School is working to build staff capacity in everyone teaching literacy.  To “guide the first steps” (Heath & Heath, 2010), my literacy team created the following Close Reading Strategies Key and lead 4 discipline-targeted PL sessions on how to use this key in their classroom.  We broke the school in to the following for disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Math/Science
  • Complimentary Courses
  • Phys Ed

Designing PL in this form enabled the teachers leading the sessions to specifically target how to integrate the Close Reading Strategies Key in their classroom. Feel free to use this as you wish.



Heath, C. & Heath, D. (2010) Switch: How to change things when change is hard. New York: Broadway.


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