Twitter Chat: #FILWCloseReading 11.11.13 from 6-7 pm EST

Readers, Close Readers, Friends, Followers,

For my post honoring a full year of blogging, it is my pleasure to announce a Twitter Chat for Falling in Love with Close Reading  Lessons for Analyzing Texts and Life to be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 6-7 pm EST (some of us work on Veteran’s Day 😦 ).

The authors @ichrislehman and @teachkate will be joining us for that chat!

Our hashtag will be #FILWCloseReading.


What can you do during the next two weeks in order to “get ready” for the chat?

To prepare for the chat:

  • Read the book:  Falling in Love with Close Reading Lessons for Analyzing Texts – and Life

  • Don’t have the book? Read a sample from the book available here at Heinemann.

  • Revisit the Close Reading Blog-a-thon and read the many blog posts available

  • Continue Learning!

    We will be talking about the “ritual” for teaching close reading that is the result of “loving the author’s craft” not a “must-do, lock-step procedure” that spans days of instruction for a two page story!

Questions for the chat can be found here
Link to chart for lesson ideas and please contribute texts that you have used.

7 responses

  1. Thanks for letting me know about this chat. I hope I don’t forget. Even with multiple calendars, I love reminders! @rushasams

    1. Rusha,
      We are working on the questions for the chat now and will post a google doc for folks to add “lesson ideas” that they have used or are trying with Close Reading. That will happen this week sometime. Two weeks – so exciting! This will be my third chat with authors since June! I sure love these very, very special authors who allow us some time to admire and try to deepen our understanding!

  2. Yeah! Looking forward to this. It will be an opportunity to get some lurkers in my school on a chat. Thank you Fran.

    1. I am so excited. We haven’t had a book chat for at least 2 months for #wrrdchat and then 2 months earlier with Shannon and Allison organizing #NNNchat. The timing is perfect for a fall “pick me up” and re-focus for the year!

      You are so welcome! I always appreciate your comments!

  3. YAY! I’m so excited. I am slowly savoring the book and I can’t wait to chat about it with others. Did I “hear” on twitter that there is a Facebook group? Thanks for the heads up. I can’t wait for the chat!

    1. Michelle,

      It is such a great book. I am afraid that I am going to need two because I think I am going to have to peel off the binding to organize into a teaching notebook with room to annotate and add pages of comments as I go. (As I get older, my memory isn’t always so easy to retrieve on demand!)

      I hope you are reading – 1 week and 6 days to our chat with the authors! What fun!

  4. […] In love with the book, twitter conversations began.  @laurakomos proposed a chat and we were asking the authors to set a date to chat with their readers. Documents were created and blog posts announced the chat. […]

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