What does it mean to closely read text? Closely reading text is a much deeper interaction with a reading passage than just rereading or highlighting information. It involves looking at the word choice an author uses and why those words are important. Closely reading is almost like having a conversation with the author in which a reader questions and analyzes information.
Common Core requests for students to closely read text because it goes beyond answering comprehension questions and gets students to analyze how words and ideas work together to convey ideas.