COMMON CORE! CLOSE READING! You can't talk about one without the other. Close reading allows the student to dig deeper into the text to promote comprehension and critical thinking. D.U.C.K.S is an acronym for an easy to follow, step by step process to help any reader break down complex text and become a successful reader. This process can be done in whole group, pairs, or independent. However, the best thing about this strategy is that your student will REMEMBER it!
A PowerPoint is included which provides a detailed explanation and reason for each step.