Text for close reading and deep comprehension
Close reading involves careful study of a short text passage to build a deep critical understanding of the text. By developing children's comprehension and higher-order thinking skills, you can help make sense of the world.
"A significant body of research links close reading of complex text—whether the student is a struggling reader or advanced—to significant gains in reading proficiency, and finds close reading to be a key component of college and career readiness."
(Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2012, p.7)
The texts in Short Reads Non-fiction are carefully selected and deliberately short. This focuses students on purposeful reading, re-reading and responding.They learn about topics through rich vocabulary development and deep comprehension.
Students re-read and analyse the text through questioning to explore:
Students actively respond
to text using: