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Close Reading - Common Core for Middle/High School


Close Reading - Common Core Links, Resources and Activities for Middle/High School

Links verified on 9/11/2015

  1. Close Reading with "The Night I Won the Right to the Streets of Memphis" by Richard Wright. - 7th grade video lesson with class discussion on student questions.

  2. Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Diigo- article with anchors included sharing strategies for reading complex text.
  3. Close reading bookmarks - Each step of the process is stated with detailed information and strategies to help readers.
  4. Close Reading Non-Fiction - The teacher uses text-dependent questions, annotation, and student discussions to foster their thinking and understanding.

  5. How to Do a Close Reading - Dr. McClennen's Close Reading Guide; detailed explanation on how to do Close Reading.
  6. Guide for How to Do a Close Reading - Slideshow; Explanation and illustrations on how to do a close reading.
  7. Close Reading Guide - Visual Illustration of how to teach close reading.
  8. Nonfiction Reading Resources - Passages with questions for grades 2-10th. Skill-Focused readings with multiple choice questions to exercise specific skills.
  9. Reading Jigsaw - Video showing how to set up class in jigsaw style for close reading.
  10. Selective Highlighting: Reading with a Purpose - Identify textual evidence to answer guiding questions

  11. Teaching Annotation - a 6th grade teacher provides her students an opportunity to closely read a text while annotating.

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