Discovery Middle School. Faculty Meeting November 13, 2013. What is Close Readi ng?. “an intensive analysis of a text in order to come to terms with what it says, how it says it, and what it means .” Tim Shanahan. How To Do a Close Reading.
November 13, 2013
“an intensive analysis of a text in order to come to terms with what it says, how it says it, and what it means.”
Read with a pencil in hand; annotate the text. Mark the big ideas and skills.
Reread to look for patterns in the things you’ve noticed about the text – repetitions, contradictions, similarities. Find the commonalities.
Ask and/or answer questions about the patterns you’ve noticed – how and why are these patterns important to the overall text?
Anchor Standards for Reading
R.1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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