DIG DEEPER with CLOSE READING

Read the SAME TEXT multiple times

1st Reading: Breaks the Surface

Teacher and/or students read and THINK and ask themselves...

  • What did I just read about?
  • What am I thinking, noticing, wondering?
  • Students should jot notes to track their thinking.

2nd Reading: Get more information and gain a better understanding

Teacher and/or students read/listen for...


  • a specific purpose - example - to look for an answer to a question
  • to gain a better understanding of the reading.

3rd Reading: Get a DEEP understanding of the text

Students reread on their own...


  • to find EVIDENCE in the text to support their answer
  • respond in writing or discussion