By exploring what close reading is and how to teach it, this book helps teachers implement it in their classroom to enrich students' literacy learning. The book is broken down into three parts:
- Part I gives readers a clear definition of close reading & why it's important
- Part II explores how to make close reading happen in the classroom
- Part III investigates close reading in context, including 10 easy steps to implement close reading in the classroom and how to set short & long term goals
Each chapter offers an explanation of and insights into its designated close reading focus with information on that topic as well as examples from site-based work with teachers and students, advice on how to avoid close reading pitfalls, and classroom-ready resources to use immediately. Questions for reflection are suggested at the end of all chapters to encourage readers to consider the implications on practice.