Close Reading Resources
  • Grant Wiggins on Close Reading

    What is close reading? As Grant Wiggins said in his previous blog post, whatever it is, it differs from a personal response to the text. Now read a bit more closely on close reading to determine what it is.

  • Close Reading & Text Complexity
    by SC Department of Education, ELA Coordinators Meeting
  • Reversing Readicide
    by Kelly Gallagher
    "Teaching close reading is not the same as chopping up a book into so many pieces that it becomes unrecognizable. It is accomplished better by having students read large, uninterrupted chunks of text and then strategically having them return to key passages for second- or third-draft reading and thinking."