Close Read (Document Based Questions) - Coggle Diagram
Close Read (Document Based Questions)
In literacy criticism, close reading is the careful sustained interpretation of a brief passage
The method is to help students really look into the text, and to be able to answer questions over the text
Which Category Does This Fall Into
This is falls into the individual study category. This is an activity that is to do individually.
Application In Classroom
You would use this in the classroom by having your students close read, and then have them answer questions over the text like "Why does Alice feel guilty. Where in the text does it talk about this." So they can answer this by close reading.
Level of Learner Involvement
The students are focusing on reading the text and are engaged in reading and focusing on the interpretation of the passage.
An example of close reading would be students reading a text and annotating the text to better understand, and really grasp the information provided within the text
-Close reading helps students understand the text better
-Students are able to answer questions correctly over the text
-Students can lose interest and focus quickly -Some are not motivated enough to do the close reading
-Make sure the students know the text -Teach students to look for evidence -Focus on making connections to the text
Keep From Going Wrong
Play music to help keep students focused Observe them to make sure they stay on task Have them work in groups to stay focused
You can use a laptop or device for the students to read from