Close reading is definitely a “survival skill” particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading differently, it is reading for deep understanding through paying attention to what others would normally oversight. Being a close reader entails focus and dedication to your reading material. It empowers readers to delve deeper into the latent meanings of text searching for cues that make the reading a totally different experience, one that resembles the detective work. Close reading is also about critical reading, reading that does not take things at face value but rather investigates for what is hidden between the lines.
In today’s post, I am sharing with you this beautiful visual that features 10 tips for successful close reading. These tips are :
1- Select Short Passages
2- Make Your Focus Intense
3- Extend Focus Through the Text
4- Students Markup the Text as They Read
5- Encourage Exploratory Discussions
6- Encourage Rereading
7- Read in Every Subject Area
8- Annotate the Text
9- Use Close Reading Marks Independently
10- Use Close Reading Strategically in Small Bites
Check out the full visual from Coolcatteacher page.