Reading Institute

Participants will explore the PA Core Standards and the original Common Core State Standards in depth with a special focus on the call for “close reading” of a variety of texts, including narrative, expository, and poetic text structures. Participants will immerse themselves in a week of learning various approaches to close reading and close viewing of exemplar texts and will engage with a variety of experts in how to deepen their understandings with the intent to implement this approach in the classrooms.

Target Audience: Elementary, Middle Level, and Secondary English classroom teachers; Reading Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators, Reading Supervisors.

Course: EDUC 687
CRN: 3175
Location: TBD
Meeting Dates: July 20 - July 24, 2015
Meetings Times: 8:00am - 4:00pm


Institute Director

Dr. Jennifer ShettelDr. Jennifer Shettel is an associate professor of reading and literacy in the Elementary and Early Childhood Department at Millersville University. With a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction (Penn State), a Doctoral Degree in Literacy from Widener University, and over 15 years of experience as a classroom teacher & reading specialist, Dr. Shettel brings a range of practical, real-world experience to Millersville. She has presented at IRA, NCTE, KRSA, and other reading conferences on a wide range of literacy topics, including comprehension, engaging with nonfiction, working with struggling readers, and integrating technology into the literacy classroom.