Use this visual to remind students of the Close Reading process. It works best with informational texts. It can be used as a visual on a slideshow or printed out for interactive notebooks. It is formatted to have two per page.
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By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.