The concept of “close reading” has been getting more and more attention lately as the Common Core Standards are being implement.
As Dr. Douglas Fisher explains:
Close reading isn’t in the Common Core State Standards. However, an analysis of the Common Core State Standards really says you’ve got to learn the text well. The Common Core State Standards require that students provide evidence and justification for their answers. The only way we know how students can do this – that they really learn to provide evidence and justification – is if they closely read.
You’ll find a number of related resources in other posts, but I thought it would be useful to start a compilation specifically related to this “close reading” concept. And I hope you’ll contribute more.
Here are some previously published posts that might be useful:
Here are my choices for The Best Resources On “Close Reading”:
Closing in on Close Reading is from Educational Leadership.
How Do We Teach Close Reading? is from Teacher 2 Teacher Help.
Common Core – Close Reading is a Pinterest Board from Chelsea Higgins.
What, exactly, is close reading of the text? is by Grant Wiggins.
Tools for Teaching: Developing Active Readers is from Edutopia.
Grant Wiggins has written a very thorough and helpful post on the topic.
Does Background Knowledge Matter to Reading Comprehension? by Russ Walsh.
Turning Down the Volume on Assumptions: Lessons about Close Reading is from Burkins & Yaris.
Skills Practice | Using Storyboards to Inspire Close Reading is from The New York Times Learning Network, and shares a reading strategy that I think would be particularly useful to ELLs.
Quote Of The Day: “Close Reading and Far-Reaching Classroom Discussion”
Teach Kids to Build Their Own Prior Knowledge is by Laura Robb and appears in Middleweb.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Common Core: A critical reading of “close reading” is from Rethinking Schools.
Here’s a sample chapter from Falling in Love with Close Reading.
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