Comprehending Complex Texts. Introductory Unit: What Lies Ahead?. What is a complex text?. A text that contains: Challenging vocabulary Long, complex sentences Figurative language Multiple levels of meaning Unfamiliar settings or locations. Multidraft Reading Chart.
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Introductory Unit: What Lies Ahead?
Tips for Close Reading:
Be an attentive reader by asking questions as you read. There are three basic categories:
Example: Does the first sentence state facts or express an opinion?
Example: What parallel structure does the writer use?
Example: To what extent do you agree with the author’s viewpoint?