This close reading activity can be used with any literary text. It is guaranteed to get your students moving out of their seats and encourage them to think more deeply about what they are reading.
It can be used at any time during the study of a text. You can set up this activity before assigning the first reading of a text in order to increase student interest and encourage initial predictions about the upcoming reading. The activity can also be used after students have completed an assigned section of reading in order to encourage closer examination and discussion of the text or after the class has finished a whole text in order to discuss larger themes and concepts.
This product contains the following materials: (1) detailed directions (PDF), (2) graphic organizer to organize student analysis (PDF), and (3) blank editable quotes template (doc file).
This product will be downloaded as a Zip File; you will need to right click on the file after downloading and choose extract all in order to unzip and use the files.