• The following instructional practices are implemented throughout our department:

    • Reading assignments from longer text passages, as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.


    • Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.


    • Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.


    • Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.


    • Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).