Close Reading Review

Most of us have some experience with close reading in Humanities. Close reading is reading strategy we can use when we are reading particularly challenging text, or when we are reading for a specific purpose. In the week leading up to MAP testing, we’ve been reviewing a simplified version of this routine:

Read ONCE

…for the flow and the big idea.

THINK and PLAN

….What do you need to know?

….What is your purpose for reading?

If you are taking a test, the purpose is to answer as many questions correctly as you can! The purpose is in the questions!

RE-READ with a PURPOSE

…. and think again!

We’ve talked about this one-on-one and we’ll be practicing in class with real text.

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