A Close Look at Close Reading

Take a close look at this 14-page resource that contains everything you want to know about close reading, from what it is and is not, to suggestions for how to choose a text and craft text-dependent questions that encourage readers to focus closely on what they are reading.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Work with your grade-level team to develop close reading materials for a text all members of the team use
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for those new to close reading, the materials and suggestions are appropriate for all instructors
Pros

Fourteen-page resource includes a rationale for the close reading strategy, tips on how to select an appropriate text, how to formulate text-dependent questions that address Common Core standards.

Cons

  • None