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A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6-12

Author: Diane Lapp, Maria C Grant, Kelly Johnson, Barbara Moss

Availability: In Stock

Code: 115002

ISBN: 9781760016104

No of Pages: 234

Publish date: 26/11/2015

Price: $42.95


While middle years and secondary school
teachers want and need students to connect with, analyse and learn from both
literary and informational texts, many are unsure how to foster the skills
students must have in order to develop deep and nuanced understanding of complicated
content. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from
shared reading and other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students
to have their ability to analyse complex texts measured by high-stakes
assessments? And how do you fit close reading instruction and experiences into
an already crowded curriculum?

Literacy experts Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant and Kelly
Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach middle
years and secondary school to be close readers, how to make close reading a
habit of practice across the content areas and why doing so will build content
knowledge. Informed by the authors’ extensive field experience and enriched by
dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book

  • text
    complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning
    purposes and your students

  • the
    process and purpose of close reading, with an emphasis on its role in
    developing the 21st century thinking, speaking and writing skills
    essential for academic communication and college and career readiness

  • how
    to plan ,teach and manage close reading sessions across the academic
    disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask, texts to use and supports
    to provide

  • how
    to assess close reading and help all students – regardless of linguistic,
    cultural or academic background – connect deeply with what they read and derive
    meaning from complex texts.

Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading
sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers – and
empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you’ll find
everything you need to start their journey.