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Close and Critical Reading by Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

PD Resource Center

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Set Students on a Path to Independent Lifelong Reading

The Close and Critical Reading PD Resource Center by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey provides facilitators with ready-to-go resources that help teachers deepen their understanding of what quality reading instruction really looks like. Participants will learn:

  • How to choose appropriate complex texts 
  • How the gradual-release-of-responsibility framework guides students to independence 
  • How to effectively implement close reading 
  • How to formatively assess students based on the artifacts created during reading instruction

Your Close & Critical Reading PD Resource Center includes:

  • 11 modules for both K-5 and 6-12 with more than 16-hours of focused study and job-embedded application per grade band
  • A Facilitator’s Guide with step-by-step instructions for each module
  • Ready-to-present PowerPoints
  • Carefully paced sessions with videos, handouts, and lesson starters
  • Opportunities for teachers to practice what they’ve learned in their classrooms and reflect with their colleagues.

Close & Critical Reading PD Resource Center: $499 per building

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