Close Read: How We Read - A Graphic Guide to Literacy

Authors: David Liben, Katie Keown, Tina Starks

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Close reading is a method of reading and analyzing text that allows students to deeply engage with text to better understand its meaning and significance. This resource is designed to guide students through understanding the process of identifying the parts of the brain and the functions that support effective reading. Included is a suggested daily structure which offers:

  • Flexibility to meet customized needs of your classroom
  • Sequenced Close-Reading questions to build knowledge and understanding
  • Opportunities for students to examine their own development as readers
  • Strategies to support shared learning in a classroom community