On day 3 and 4 this week (Thursday and Friday), we’ll be beginning our close reading unit. Close reading is a kind of careful reading we use for very difficult text, for important text, or when we have something specific we are looking to learn from a text. It’s not usually something we use when we read for pleasure, but it can be very useful for things like research projects or tests.
Here is a simple version of close reading that works in many situations:
…for the flow and the big idea.
THINK and PLAN
….What do you need to know?
….What is your purpose for reading?
RE-READ with a PURPOSE
…. and think again!
We’ll be practicing this more in the weeks that come.