Topic: Close Reading Strategies

Watch and listen to how the teacher builds background knowledge, then models and scaffolds close reading using a complex, primary-source text—the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Video length: 12:39 minutes  |  Video Transcript (PDF)

Find evidence of the following indicators from the Instructional Practice (P) domain of the English Language Arts Proficiency Guide for Teachers of Adult Education:

  • P1.2 Well-structured Lessons
  • P1.3 Student Engagement
  • P1.4 Meeting Diverse Needs

See this in action as part of a full lesson.

This video is part of the series Remote ELA Instructional Practices, filmed at the Boston Public Schools Adult Education Program in the summer of 2021. Watch other videos in the series: Remote ELA Instructional Practices

These videos depict a range of practices to support activities that promote a shared understanding of instructional quality. Select the video(s) that best meet your needs.   

Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
Civics and Citizenship
Distance and Blended Learning
Professional Standards
Social Studies
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PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team
Action Type