• 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).