A close reading is a careful and purposeful reading. Well actually, it’s rereading. It’s a careful and purposeful rereading of a text. It’s an encounter with the text where students really focus on what the author had to say, what the author’s purpose was, what the words mean, and what the structure of the text tells us. The Common Core State Standards require that students provide evidence and justification for their answers. The only way we know how students can do this - that they really learn to provide evidence and justification - is if they closely read.
This product requires students to complete specific close-reading annotating tasks on a passage from chapter 25. After completing these tasks, students are then ready to discuss via Socratic seminar or another discussion method of your choice.