Close Reading Lesson Part 1

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Close Reading Lesson Part 1

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  1. Close Reading

    Slide 1 - Close Reading

  2. Slide 2

    • Essential Question(s): How can close reading help me as a reader?
    • By the end of the lesson, you should be able to:
    • Define close reading
    • Read and reread a text with a specific purpose
    • Cite evidence from a text to answer questions and support your thinking.
    • State Standards:
    • E08.A-K.1.1 Demonstrate understanding of key ideas and details in literature.
    • E08.A-C.2.1 Demonstrate understanding of craft and structure in literature.
    • E08.A-C.3.1 Demonstrate understanding of connections within, between, and/or among texts.
    • Student Terms: Read a text for a deeper meaning.
    • Lesson Objectives
  3. You should be able to define the following terms by the end of this lesson:

    Slide 3 - You should be able to define the following terms by the end of this lesson:

    • Close reading
    • Analysis
    • Significant
    • Annotate
    • Purpose
    • Key ideas and details
    • Craft and structure
    • Integration of knowledge and ideas
    • Synthesize
    • Let’s review our vocab terms, class!
    • Vocabulary
  4. Close reading is thoughtful analysis of a text. It focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text’s form, craft, meanings, etc. It is a key requirement of the Common Core State Standards and directs the reader’s attention to the text itself.

    Slide 4 - Close reading is thoughtful analysis of a text. It focuses on significant details or patterns in order to develop a deep, precise understanding of the text’s form, craft, meanings, etc. It is a key requirement of the Common Core State Standards and directs the reader’s attention to the text itself.

    • Analysis: a close examination or evaluation of something.
    • Think of it like going to the doctor for a check-up.
    • Significant = important
    • What is Close Reading?
  5. There is always a purpose for your reading, so it’s important to know your purpose. This will guide your reading.

    Slide 5 - There is always a purpose for your reading, so it’s important to know your purpose. This will guide your reading.

    • The purpose is what the teacher wants the student to look for:
    • Why are you doing something?
    • Key ideas and details
    • Message or theme
    • Character traits, etc.
    • How Do I Start?
  6. Grab a pencil and annotate the text.

    Slide 6 - Grab a pencil and annotate the text.

    • Annotation is note taking of any form while reading a text.
    • Annotation slows down the reader in order to deepen understanding.
    • How Do I Start?
  7. People have been annotating texts since there have been texts to annotate.

    Slide 7 - People have been annotating texts since there have been texts to annotate.

    • Annotation
  8. Annotation is not highlighting the entire text!

    Slide 8 - Annotation is not highlighting the entire text!

    • Annotation
  9. Annotation could be one of your “Say Something” strategies.

    Slide 9 - Annotation could be one of your “Say Something” strategies.

    • Make a connection
    • Make a comment
    • Ask a question
    • Make a prediction
    • Clarify something
    • Annotation
  10. When you read closely, you are intentionally re-reading a text.

    Slide 10 - When you read closely, you are intentionally re-reading a text.

    • However, each time you read a passage, you’ll be reading and analyzing the text for something different. Therefore, each time you read your purpose will be different.
    • Example:
    • First Read: Key Ideas and Details
    • Second Read: Craft and Structure
    • Third Read: Integration of Knowledge and Details
    • Break it Down
  11. First Read

    Slide 11 - First Read

    • Reading Purpose: find key ideas and details
    • What’s the main idea of the story or article?
    • Who are the characters?
    • What is the conflict?
  12. Reading Purpose: analyze the author’s craft and structure of the text (why did the author write this way?)

    Slide 12 - Reading Purpose: analyze the author’s craft and structure of the text (why did the author write this way?)

    • Why did the author use this word?
    • How does the author’s tone of voice display his point of view on the topic?
    • Explain why the author made a character do or say something.
    • How did the graphics help you understand this section better?
    • How does your own point of view compare with the author’s
    • point of view?
    • Second Read
  13. Third Read

    Slide 13 - Third Read

    • Reading Purpose: integration of knowledge and ideas
    • (synthesize information)
    • Synthesize: to combine
    • For example, combine your new knowledge and your old knowledge to create thoughts and ideas.
    • Compare the text to a movie, webpage, video game, or other media.
    • Identify similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
    • Explain how the author uses reasons and evidence to support the main idea.
    • What mood does the author create?