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Disciplinary Literacy

Close Reading

Close Reading


Close Reading

In this activity, read a short text several times with a different purpose for each reading, making annotations that reflect important ideas, questions, confusions, key vocabulary, and overall understandings.

This interactive activity is one of 10 featured in Reading and Writing in the Disciplines. It looks at the kinds of thinking and cognitive demands that are required of students to gain a deeper understanding of text ideas. To see how strategies for close reading are used within other disciplines, explore Close Reading in History/Social Studies Unit 6 and Close Reading Strategies in English Unit 6.

To check out other activities in this course, go to the Browse All Media page and filter results for Media Type: Interactive.