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Nancy N. Boyles

A former classroom teacher and professor of reading, Nancy Boyles is a literacy consultant, who provides workshops, model lessons, and curriculum support to districts and organizations nationally, regionally, and locally. Over the course of her career she has received numerous awards , including New England Reading Association’s Outstanding Literacy Leader Award and Connecticut Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award for exemplary service.


  • Close Reading and Text Complexity
  • Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  • Teaching Opinion/Argument Writing
  • Small-Group Differentiated Instruction
  • Designing

Common Core-Aligned Assessments



  • Utilize Close Reading To Its Maximum Effect In the Intermediate Grades: In this seminar, participants will learn to help intermediate grade students meet Common Core standards through close reading. Attendees will develop a more thorough understanding of close reading, recognize elements of text complexity, and identify strategies for supporting students before, during, and after close reading.