The Instructional Shift of Close Reading: Part 2




This Learning Path is one of four Learning Paths in a series that will examine Text-Dependent Analysis through the instructional shifts of Close Reading and writing from sources.

In the previous Learning Path entitled, The Instructional Shift of Close Reading: Part 1, participants explored phases of Close Reading and developed an understanding of the process and benefits of Close Reading. Through knowledge-building activities, questions, videos, and application activities in this Learning Path entitled, The Instructional Shift of Close Reading: Part 2, participants will learn strategies for supporting students in Close Reading and ultimately in Text-Dependent Analysis.

Focusing on Close and Careful Reading is a necessary component of Text-Dependent Analysis. After learning about the phases of Close Reading, the next step is to learn about and apply strategies that are useful in supporting Close Reading.

This Learning Path is one in a series of four Learning Paths. Other Learning Paths a part of this series include:

Learning Path Outcomes: 
  • Select appropriate texts for a Close Reading;
  • Differentiate text-dependent questions from other types of questions;
  • Identify the skills and concepts needed for students to approach any text for analysis;
  • Discover the value of annotating a text;
  • Promote accountable student talk through conversations and discussions about a text; and,
  • Explore a  variety of graphic organizers that can be used to bridge Close Reading and writing.

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