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Informational Text. What does the text say?. How does the text say it?. CC4: Text Features, Support, Evidence, Style. CC1: Summary, Gist, Topics. This is the author’s craft & structure. This is your summary. How is the information organized?

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Informational text

Informational Text . . .

What does the text say?

How does the text say it?

CC4: Text Features, Support, Evidence, Style

CC1: Summary, Gist, Topics

This is the author’s craft & structure

This is your summary

  • How is the information organized?

    • Cause/effect, time, topic, compare/contrast, persuasion

  • Determine:

  • The gist/central idea

  • Specific evidence to support

  • Ideas in order of importance

  • Obvious/logical inferences

  • From what point of view/perspective was this

  • written?

3. What are the style., mood, tone?

4. What are the sources of information and fact? Is

there more than one source?

5. What word choice, imagery and figures of speech (simile, metaphor, alliteration, irony, repetition, personification) does the author use?

So . . . What does it mean to me?

What does the text mean?

CC7: Relevancy CC9: Personal Connection

CC2: Purpose CC6: Claim, Author’s Message

This is where you make a connection to your life

This is the claim; the author’s intent

  • Text Self:

  • What does this remind me of in my life?

  • How is this different from my life?

  • How does this relate to my life?

  • What were my feelings when I read this?

  • What is the author’s stance/perspective towards the topic?

  • How does the author use language to shape the tone?

  • What are the concepts that make the reasoning possible?

  • What assumptions underlie the concepts?

  • What implications follow the concepts?

  • What is the purpose, end or objective(s)?

  • Text Text:

  • How is the text similar to other things I’ve read/watched?

  • Have I read something like this before?

  • Text World:

  • What does this remind me of in the real world?

  • How does this relate to the world around me?

  • Hos is this similar/different to things that have happened

  • around me?

Reading Strategy: Close and Critical Reading

Bookmarks can be found at: http://missionliteracy.com/page68/assets/Close%20and%Critical%Reading%20bookmarks%20June%202010.pdf


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