Knowledgebase & FAQ
- What is the best format for teaching Close Reading: whole class or small group?
- What do scaffolds look like in different grades? Are there examples?
- What is the basic instructional plan when teaching close reading?
- How do I get reluctant students or those with difficulty expressing themselves in small group to participate?
- If students get off track, what kind of questioning will refocus them?
- How does the teacher take her/his students from understanding what close reading is and its routines to understanding the processes and using the strategies independently?
- How long should a close reading lesson last?
- With very limited time and a tight schedule, how can I take the extra time needed to teach close reading in all subject areas?
- Can I talk with other teachers and colleagues taking the same courses?
- When do I get a course completion certificate / How do I earn PDPs for my online training?
- If I do not pass a quiz, can I retake it?
- Are any of the HILL’s online courses available for graduate credit?
- Are the online courses available at certain times or are they self-paced?
- How long will I have access to the course and materials?
- How do I watch a video?
- How do I access the online trainings I’ve purchased?
- How do I know which mnemonic I should use and when do I need to decide?
- What assessment should I use to benchmark the students before I take the course?
- How long will it take me to go through the entire course?
- Does the course get simpler in the final stages?
- There’s a lot of downloads, how will they be organized? or I’m having trouble with the downloads.
- Do we need to download every document in each Stage as we take the lessons?
- Are we expected to implement these strategies while we take the course or after we’ve completed it?
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