Close Reading . Mr. Ortiz August 2013. What is close reading?. Close reading is a way of looking at text that helps us to understand it. It requires us to looking closely at the text and describe it in detail.
“The wild swings in weather that are expected to become commonplace as the planet gets warmer -- more frequent and severe droughts, followed by drenching rains -- change ecosystems in a way that awaken and expedite the transmission of once dormant diseases.”
This sentence is both relatively long (40 words) and complicated. How can we tackle this sentence?