Close Reading Strategies for The Common CoreClose Reading is a way to teach analytical reading and critical thinking in one lesson. Close reading is the foundation for all explicit and rhetorical reading exercises that demand a deeper understanding of literary works. Close reading can be presented in a simple form for students starting out and progressively advanced to a highly complex analyses of advanced literary concepts suited for graduate students. Close reading and critical thinking plus higher order questioning go hand in hand.
Definition: Text Complexity includes three components, qualitative dimensions, quantitative measures, and reader and task considerations.
Close Reading 5th - 12th Grade
Close Reading Lesson and S.O.A.P.S Handout
Close Reading Study Cards
Close Reading Template
Tales with a Message, Unlocking and Exploring Folktales - Educator's Guide with Close Reading embedded
Close Reading Planning Guide
Creating Text-Dependent Questions Guide
Close Reading - The Day the Crayons Quit