Reading is not a straightforward
process of lifting the words off the
page.
Although at first glance reading may
seem to be passive, solitary, and simple,
it is in truth active, populated by a rich
mix of voices and views—those of the
author, of the reader, and of others
the reader has heard, read about, and
otherwise encountered throughout life.
Excerpt from the National Writing Project website
Reading is not a straightforward
process of lifting the words off the
page.
Although at first glance reading may
seem to be passive, solitary, and simple,
it is in truth active, populated by a rich
mix of voices and views—those of the
author, of the reader, and of others
the reader has heard, read about, and
otherwise encountered throughout life.
Excerpt from the National Writing Project website
Reading is not a straightforward
process of lifting the words off the
Why would
these words
be associated
with reading?
page.
Although at first glance reading may
seem to be passive, solitary, and simple,
it is in truth active, populated by a rich
mix of voices and views—those of the
Paraphrase
the main idea
behind this
sentence
segment.
What does
the author
mean by
“lifting the
words?”
author, of the reader, and of others
the reader has heard, read about, and
otherwise encountered throughout life.
Excerpt from the National Writing Project website
What does
the word
“rich” mean
in this
context?
What is the
difference
between a
“voice” and a
“view?”
Previous
perceptions or
misconceptions
about reading:
What Close reading
looks like:
A close reading is a 2nd or 3rd
reading of the text. It is an intensive
analysis of a text in order to come to
terms with what it says, how it says
it, and what it means. It is the
process one goes through to make
meaning of the text and understand a
big idea or answer an essential
question.
Sections of this template use strategies & terms from the Lapp, Johnson Text Complexity Rubric
Re-reading the text, by itself,
will not result in this “intensive
analysis.”
Strategies to Support
Close Reading
Strategies to Support
Close Reading
Thinking Notes
Also known as Coding the Text
or Reading with a Pencil
What Thinking Questions looks
like in the classroom:
Putting it into Practice
Coding the Text with
Thinking Questions
? Need clarification, I’m unsure
what this means
! This is new or surprising
P Important or Key idea
This connects to something else
I know or have read
Putting it into Practice
Annotation: short written notes
that document metacognition
Written interaction with the
text capturing the reader’s
thinking, including:
- specific questions
- important information
- outside connections
- INTERPRETATIONS/
INFERENCES
More strategies to help
students interact with the
text:
- Question Cards
Ways to Assess Close Reading:
Group Discussion
Annotated Notes
Comprehension Checks,
such as the chart
Text Dependent Questions
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