What is Close Reading?
Close reading means reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension.
A significant body of research links the close reading of complex text—whether the student is a struggling reader or advanced—to significant gains in reading proficiency and finds close reading to be a key component of college and career readiness. (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).
Students will closely analyze Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech through multiple readings. (This lesson will take place over the course of three days, closely analyzing the speech through three distinct lenses).