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Notice and Note 201: Digging Deeper with the Signposts / A Virtual Mini-Workshop

Presented by Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst

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Special Note: In a second Spring 2022 mini-workshop Notice and Note 101, Bob and Kylene introduce the Notice and Note Signposts for fiction texts. The workshop session focuses on helping teachers new to teaching with the Signposts to understand what they are and how to utilize them with their students. Please choose the workshop level that is best for your professional learning needs.

Date and Time

A 90-minute virtual mini-workshop from 10:00am to 11:30am Eastern Time (ET).

  • Saturday, April 30, 2022

Please note that this virtual mini-workshop is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


In "Notice and Note 201," Bob and Kylene focus on the needs of teachers who are experienced with teaching the Signposts. They will not be defining the Signposts or giving introductory lessons with them, so for this session to be helpful, it is recommended that at a minimum, you have read Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. At best, you've been teaching them to students and now have questions, successes, or concerns you want to share. Kylene and Bob will be showing the Signpost Guides they create for books they want to share with students, discussing how to use the Signposts with poetry and complex texts, and answering questions about assessment. Bob and Kylene will also build time into the session to answer your questions. It will be helpful if you have a copy of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading with you, as they will refer to specific pages in the text.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn more about the six fiction Signposts and learn how they encourage students to understand theme in a literary text
  • Get answers to some of the more subtle issues with Signposts
  • Gain examples of how the Signposts can be used to help students with complex texts

About the Presenters

Kylene Beers and Robert E. ("Bob") Probst are educational consultants who work with teachers, students, and districts across the United States and Canada. Both are secondary-certified teachers and former faculty members of universities; Kylene at the University of Houston, and Bob at Georgia State University. They have turned their research into strategies that help all readers, and especially striving readers, to reach their highest potentials. They have coauthored several books including Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies. In addition, Kylene is the author of When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do and Bob is the author of Responses and Analysis. Both have received national leadership awards, held national positions for educational organizations, and provided many keynotes for national and international groups. Known for their ability to blend their research with practical tools and their long-standing dedication to equity in education, their workshops enlighten and encourage as well as entertain.

Who Should Participate

This workshop is designed specifically for classroom teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, and teacher-leaders who are experienced with the Notice and Note Fiction Signposts. Examples will be provided for fiction texts that span grades 6-12. Teachers in grades 2-5 are also welcome to attend, but texts most appropriate for those grades will not be used as examples.


The cost of this virtual mini-workshop is $40.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 30 days, which begins on the date you receive the link. Please note, access cannot be extended past 30 days.

Related Book

To support your learning in this workshop, we highly recommend Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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Upcoming Dates & Locations

04/30/2022 - 10:00-11:30am ET, Online

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