Getting students to read a text multiple times can be challenging, but with this fun activity students won’t even notice they’re working!
With this activity, students can closely read any text in multiple readings through a carousel method.
In each carousel "stop", students view the text through a different lens. This activity appeals to multiple learners, including Kinesthetic, Visual, and Interpersonal learners.
Students will experience a hands-on and collaborative way to closely read a text without feeling like its a chore.
This Close Reading Carousel activity aligns to the following Common Core standards:
-RL.6.1 / RL.7.1 / RL.8.1: Textual evidence and forming inferences
-RL.6 / RL.7 / RL.8.2: Determine a theme and central idea
-RL.6 / RL.7 / RL.8.4: Word analysis, author’s word choice, figurative language, connotative/denotative meanings, effect of word choice on tone
This material includes:
-5 Close Reading Carousel Mystery Task Cards
-Sample Answer Key