Friday, May 11, 2018



Can Teaching Students Close, Critical, or Analytical Reading Strategies help Students Pass Difficult Reading Test? What are the Real Effects and Results of Close Reading on Reading Comprehension Tests?  

Analysis of reading passages starts with strategies. 

1. What does the title tell you? Is this a persuasive text, expository text, narrative text, or technical text?

2. Skim the text and label/annotate the headings, titles, subheadings, pictures, diagrams, captions, and any text features. 

3. Read the text closely and annotate each paragraph seeking the main ideas, themes, mood, tone, points of view...Annotate in the margins and take notes. Read the first and last sentence of each paragraph and find the main ideas. 

4. Read the question carefully and circle 1 or 2 keywords/clues in the questions and one keyword/clue in each of the multiple choice questions or distractor choices. 

5. Skim the text and find the exact text or passage that supports your first answer choice or conclusion. 

6. Investigate and eliminate the 2 or 3 distractors or DECEIVERS with the same close reading strategies. Distractors are designed to fool the passive reader. 

7. Annotate and X-OUT the distractors, why are they wrong and what is your proof/evidence?

8. Find and prove your answer using text evidence and circle the correct answer and highlight it!

[PDF]Close Reading Guide 
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[PDF]A Close Look at Close Reading (PDF)
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[PDF]Close Reading - NH Adult Education
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[PDF]A Closer Look at Close Reading - GCPS
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[PDF]How Close is Close Reading? - Texas Association for Literacy Education
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[PDF]close reading strategies - Bureau of Education & Research
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[PDF]Four Lessons for Introducing the Fundamental Steps of Close Reading
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