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Looking For A Small Group Instructional Practice That Teaches Students’ How To Engage With More Complex Texts?

Why This Course?

This online course is for you if:

  • you've heard of Close Reading (or have tried it in your class) but aren‚Äôt exactly sure what full-strength implementation is meant to look like.¬†
  • you're wondering if there is a difference between close reading and cloze reading.¬†
  • you have students who¬†struggle to engage with texts above their reading level and want a strategy to support them.

In this self-paced online mini-course, I team up with fellow Literacy Consultant Mardi Gorman to go deep on all things Close Reading. We discuss the purpose of this instructional practice and discuss when and why you would choose to use it.

We examine the history of the Close Reading and pull each step of the lesson apart in detail. We finish off by showing you a video of close reading in action.


What you'll learn in this course

The what, why and how of full-strength Close Reading.

The history and research base of Close Reading.

Practical strategies for implementing Close Reading in your classroom.

Click here to sign up to this Close Reading mini-course

What's inside the course?

In this course I've teamed up with fellow literacy consultant Mardi Gorman to explore all things full-strength Close Reading.

Over the course of 1 hour (broken into bite-sized lessons) we explore everything you need to know to implement the full-strength version of this practice in your classroom. You'll have access to all of these lessons as soon as you sign up and keep access for 6 months from your purchase date :

  • Lesson 1: What¬†is Close Reading?
  • Lesson 2: The History of Close Reading
  • Lesson 3: Key Features of Effective Close Reading¬†(Part 1)
  • Lesson 4: Key Features of Effective Close Reading¬†(Part¬†2)
  • Lesson 5: Primary¬†Research¬†Findings (Part 1)
  • Lesson 6: Primary Research Findings (Part 2)
  • Lesson 7: Lesson Structure
  • Lesson 8:¬†Teaching Tips

You'll also be able to download a participation certificate once you've completed the course.

Course feedback


Fabulous presentation. Loved that the information is presented in a way that it can be transferred into practice so easily.


"I really loved the references to the evidence based best practices, sharing the history of the practices and then the really practical way how we can take the information straight back into our classrooms. It was so relevant to what I am wanting to implement and improve on with my own teaching." 

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All the details:

What: This is a self-paced online course. It includes pre-recorded videos and downloadable resources. 

When: You'll have access to all the lessons as soon as you sign up and keep your access for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Price: $70AUD + GST ($77 total) per person. If you'd like to enquire about large group discounts (or pay in another currency)¬†please email [email protected]

Time: 1.0 hour total

The good part: 5% of all profits from Oz Lit Teacher courses go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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Engaging professional development that you can access anytime, any time, from any device.

You'll have access to the course for 6-months so you can revisit the videos and resources as many times as you like in that time.

The course is accessible via desktop or laptop and even through the Kajabi app on your tablet or phone. (Which means you can listen to the lessons while out walking the dog.)