Resources for Close Reading
posted by: Melissa | January 10, 2014, 06:03 PM   

To help them out, we’ve compiled a list of resources that teachers can turn to:

What does close reading mean?

A wonderful explanation by Doug Fisher

David Coleman explains the basics of the technique using Letter from a Birmingham Jail as an example

An Explanation of the technique by ASCD

Grant Wiggins (Instruction by Design) explains close reading

A guide on close reading and text complexity from the International Reading Association

Watch examples of close reading

Middle school classroom reading Tom Sawyer

Robert Frost poem in a high school classroom

Example in a 5th grade class using a nonfiction resource

Written example from Purdue OWL using a Shakespearean sonnet

Lesson Examples

Model lessons from Achieve the Core

Strategy guide with example lessons from ReadWriteThink

Help developing a close reading lesson

Indepth guide from the Critical Thinking Community (part one, part two, and part three)

A short and simple guide from Dr. Sophia McClennen of Penn State

Pinterest boards on close reading here and here

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