A special kind of analytic reading that involves: Bringing the text and the reader “closer together” Reading for more than just the plot Looking for more than one layer of meaning Recognizing emotional overtones that word choice, images, details create in the text (ex. starving vs. famished vs. hungry)
Connect textual information + prior experiences = expand schema. Build necessary habits + engage with difficult text = persistence and stamina. Create meaning + interact with text = deeper understanding of what they are reading This can be done by reading “more closely”
http://www.engageny.org/resource/close- reading-strategies-with-informational-text- by-expeditionary-learning What do you notice is similar or different to what happens in your own classroom?
Approaching the text as an Active reader vs. a Passive reader Each student has a copy of the text First read through for the FLOW Second read ready to Stop and Jot Writing in margins…The Gist Being slow, thoughtful, and purposeful Bringing prior experiences, word knowledge to the text Asking questions, making informed judgments, breaking the text apart Coming together as a group to share out
Provide students with a text. Begin by reading aloud or allowing readers to “have a go” with the text. Provide information on background and vocabulary that are essential for understanding and that can not be determined within the text. Have students read text twice Students will respond on the text. Wrap it up…sharing thoughts and “Gist Statement”