Helping students to improve their understanding of texts through analytical reading.

by Monica Washington

Grades 9-12

In this series of videos, I share teaching strategies that help students of any age improve their ability to analytically explore texts.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I share the important connection between a student’s ability to analyze a text and understand its deeper meanings.

Part Two: A Bank of Strategies

In part two of the workshop, I describe how I share a bank of writing strategies such as imagery and repetition with students to get them to dig deeper into a text.

Part Three: A Short Lesson

In part three of the workshop, participants and I read and analyze a speech by Patrick Henry, identifying and making sense of a variety of Henry’s own writing strategies.