Friday, September 12, 2014

Close Reading in the Content Areas

Closely reading text is a strategy that can be implemented easily across the content areas. With the push for students to read an increased amount of nonfiction text, being able to interpret a variety of passages is important. 

When a student does a close reading for fiction, they will mostly focus on character traits, inferences, as well as main idea. Informational text close reading focuses on identifying cause and effect relationships between events, summarizing, and also comparing the viewpoints of different authors.For free close reading bookmarks, click here.

Closely reading text across the content areas helps students realize that reading strategies should me used across all subjects.

This is an example of science text that was closely read from my product, Matter and Energy Close Reading Passages (Click Here).  It contains four different reading levels of differentiated passages.

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