Closing in on Close Reading

This article is a great read on Close Reading and its importance in relation to teaching the Common Core.  The article uses this definition of Close Reading.

Close, analytic reading stresses engaging with a text of sufficient complexity directly and examining meaning thoroughly and methodically, encouraging students to read and reread deliberately. Directing student attention on the text itself empowers students to understand the central ideas and key supporting details. It also enables students to reflect on the meanings of individual words and sentences; the order in which sentences unfold; and the development of ideas over the course of the text, which ultimately leads students to arrive at an understanding of the text as a whole. (PARCC, 2011, p. 7)

The article outlines the importance of implementing Close Reading and a few hints on how to get started. 

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