Close Reading PD

Close Reading PD

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The steps of Close Reading

Storyboard Text

  • Students work independently to read and annotate 
  • Post Purpose on board & State Purpose Brief intro to text (limit frontloading) Students # paragraphs or text chunks
  • Partner Talk & Whole Group Share
  • What does the text say?
  • Ask Text Dependent ?s: General Understanding Key Details
  • Students read and annotate a second time
  • Ask Text Dependent Questions: Vocabulary Text Structure Author's Craft & Purpose 
  • Why was this written?
  • Partner Talk & Whole Group Share
  • State: During this third read, try to "read between the lines"  and identify inferences
  • It's not directly stated...
  • Ask Text Dependent ?s: Inferences, Opinions, Arguments, Inter-textual connections
  • Partner Talk Whole Group Share
  • Students read & annotate
  • Final Step: Student Writing Discussion 
  • I think that...
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