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In this two-hour Zoom session, participants learn first-hand how to transfer close reading instruction, as well as paired and jigsaw reading tasks, to the virtual classroom.

Please note: You will access Zoom and other support materials via Blackboard. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the Blackboard course and the Zoom session 1-2 days before the course begins. 


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ESOL teachers of all levels and who are familiar with basic Zoom features

Close reading and the virtual classroom are well matched. The access to a wide array of texts, the ability to zoom out and zoom in on a text, to “clean up” a webpage, and to use annotation tools on computers and mobile devices are all reasons to embrace reading strategy instruction in the online environment. In this session, teachers explore ways to deliver reading strategy instruction and experience both paired and jigsaw reading tasks using breakout rooms and level-appropriate texts.  

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Provide English learners with instruction in a variety of close reading strategies
  • Ask text-dependent questions that allow English learners to locate responses in the text
  • Conduct a jigsaw and/or paired reading task using the steps modeled in the session
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

Familiarity with basic Zoom features

10/20/2021 - 1:00 pm to 10/20/2021 - 3:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
ESOL/English Learners