As the term suggests, close reading is when students read a text closely to critically analyze the significant details or patterns occurring within it. After conducting a close reading, students will have developed a deep and accurate understanding of the text’s meanings, form, construction, etc. Close reading is a skill that students will need to successfully examine and understand a text; it is also a necessary component of the Common Core State Standards.
In this document you will find the following:
Detailed instructor notes and an introduction to close reading as well as how to use it in your classroom.
A student template to use repeatedly with your students.
Questions to guide your students to thinking about what each of the CCS for informational texts actually mean.