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Beyond Common

Preparing America’s students for college and career.

Motivating, Monitoring, and Measuring CLOSE Reading & Writing Using Authentic Complex Text

Thank you to all of the elementary and middle school administrators and curriculum coaches who attended this master class with Dr. Beryl Irene Bailey, 33-year veteran educator, author of the CLOSE Reading Toolkit, and creator of Bailey’s Meta-Textual Markers.

Download PDF of Dr. Bailey’s Presentation Slides


2014 Literacy Symposium:

Motivation and Knowledge

Thank you to all who attended the Beyond Common Core conference. We heard from three renowned literacy experts as they shared their research findings and best practices regarding:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Text Complexity
  • Student Engagement & Motivation

Watch Videos from the Symposium


1 minute and 15 second “teaser” video

Dr. P. David Pearson

Implementing the CCSS: Comprehension, Close Reading, and the Common Core

Dr. Elfrieda H. Hiebert

The First Key to Unlocking Complex Text: A Generative Vocabulary

Dr. John T. Guthrie

Fostering Deep Engagement in Disciplinary Literacy

Panel Discussion

Beyond Common Core: Creating Stronger Links Between Literacy and Subject Matter Learning