Thursday, October 24, 2013

Common Core Close Reading: How to Closely Read Text

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.


  1. This is very helpful information for my reading class. I love your blog and your Pinterest! Thank you!

    Julie Jackson

  2. Thank you! I am glad this has been helpful. Having students look closely at ideas and how they work together has made such a positive effect on my students. Rather than just circling an answer, it encourages them to closely look at the connection between ideas.

  3. I would love to be added to your collaborative Pinterest board: Teaching Ideas/Teaching Resources and any others you may have relating to kindergarten and first grade (any subject). Thank you! Sherry Clements

  4. Great blog. Glad I stumbled across this!