Close Reading

Close Reading

A primer on close reading from the Aspen Institute (here)

Critical reading graphic (here)

Dr. Steven Gerhke’s PowerPoint on Close Reading

ELA Text Exemplars, Complete (here)

Guide to Close Reading from TNCore (here)

What is Close Reading? Dr. Douglas Fisher answers the question here

The Brain on Close Reading, Standford article here

Grade Exemplar
Prek-2 No David
3rd Whatif
3rd Fidgety Philip
3rd Because of Winn Dixie (SAP)
4th Farewell Speech
5th President’s Message

Eleven by Cisneros Close Read and BAP

6th The Making of a Scientist (SAP)
6th The Great Fire (SAP)
6th The Voice that Changed a Nation (Aspen Institute)
7th The Glorious Whitewashing (SAP)
8th The Long Night of the Little Boats (SAP)
8th Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas (SAP)
11-12 Living Like Weasels (SAP)
HS Can We Make our Students Smarter (by Angela Orr)

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