Techniques of Close Reading

Author: Barry Brummett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972655
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Techniques of Close Reading is a brief, supplemental text that trains students in an ability to see what texts--be they written, oral, visual, or mediated--may be saying. Renown scholar and teacher Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (speeches, cartoons, magazine ads, etc.), teaching students the ability to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. Techniques of Close Reading differs from other books in rhetorical criticism, textual analysis, or critical thinking by: - Focusing on the act and techniques of criticism rather than on schools of thought, grand theories, and specific methods, thus helping students to engage in the act of critical close reading in ways that are congenial to a wide range of methods (for that reason, it is highly adaptable to other texts currently in use that are focused on specific methods) - Explaining the relationships among theory, methods, and techniques of rhetorical criticism - Examining the ethics and risk of doing and reading rhetorical criticism via plenty of examples, figures, and exercises taken from everyday life

Connect to Text Strategies for Close Reading and Writing

Author: Jessica Hathaway
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425897568
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource. Featuring easy-to-use lessons that focus on informational/explanatory text samples, argumentative text samples, or narrative text samples, each lesson is tailored toward specific grade spans and includes step-by-step instructions on how to work with and improve students' close reading skills. By implementing the techniques and strategies outlined in this book, students will become more prepared for college and career readiness, become strong global thinkers, and will be able to be meet the standards and expectations of 21st century learners.

Illuminating Comprehension and Close Reading

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462524869
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Grasping the meaning of a text enables K-8 students to appreciate its language and structure through close reading, which in turn leads to deeper comprehension. This book explains the relationship between comprehension and close reading and offers step-by-step guidelines for teaching both of these key elements of literacy. Reproducible lessons are shared for eight engaging texts (excerpts from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), complete with discussion tips, queries that scaffold comprehension, close reading activities, and connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The authors model lesson development and guide teachers in constructing their own lessons. Ten additional text selections are provided in the Appendix. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 18 texts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Close Reading The Basics

Author: David Greenham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351356933
Format: PDF, ePub
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Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature, such as Hamlet and The Great Gatsby as case studies, David Greenham presents a unique, contextual approach to close reading, while addressing key questions such as: What is close reading? What is the importance of the relationships between words? How can close reading enhance reading pleasure? Is there a method of close reading that works for all literary genres? How can close reading unlock complexity? How does the practice of close reading relate to other theoretical and critical approaches? Close Reading: The Basics is formulated to bring together reading pleasure and analytic techniques that will engage the student of literature and enhance their reading experience.

A Professional Learning Community Design

Author: Maureen Kerrigan Tinsley
Format: PDF, Docs
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This dissertation in practice presents a research-based model for staff development utilizing the elements of a professional learning community. The focus of this problem of practice was determined through an analysis of one high school's reading data indicating that 36% of the student body was reading below grade level according to the state assessment test for reading. Researchers have noted that reading demands for college and careers have increased (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011; Barton, 2000; Common Core State Standards, 2014). If students do not develop reading proficiency to graduate with a high school diploma, they are at risk of limited career choices without college and possible unemployment. Drawing upon a review of related literature in reading education, adolescent literacy, disciplinary literacy, and staff development, a professional learning community model was proposed to address improvement in teacher capacity by demonstrating the knowledge, dispositions, and skills of pedagogical knowledge of the Common Core State Standards (Florida Department of Education, Language Arts Florida Standards, 2014) and the use of close reading techniques to increase reading comprehension of U.S. History students. This design utilizes the five elements of the DuFour (2010) model of a professional learning community including (a) focus of learning; (b) collaborative culture; (c) collaborative inquiry; (d) commitment to continuous improvement; and (e) results oriented mindset. A logic model further delineates the priorities, program plan, and intended outcomes for the implementation of this model.

Kompass ohne Norden

Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261230
Format: PDF
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Caden hält sich für einen normalen Jungen. Doch sein Verstand ist ein krankhafter Lügner, der sich auf fantastische Reisen begibt. Manchmal befindet Caden sich auf dem Weg zum tiefsten Punkt der Erde im Marianengraben, auf einem Schiff, auf dem die Zeit seitlich läuft wie eine Krabbe, verwittert von Millionen Fahrten, die bis in die finstere Vergangenheit zurückreichen. Und in der Realität lässt Cadens Verstand harmlose Dinge wie einen Gartenschlauch zur tödlichen Gefahr werden. Als die Grenze zwischen realer und fantastischer Welt verschwimmt, begreift Caden: In den Tagen der Bibel hätte er vermutlich als Prophet gegolten, doch heute lautet die Diagnose: Schizophrenie.

Just the Facts Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text

Author: Lori Oczkus
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 142581316X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Unlock the power of informational text using proven, research-based strategies and techniques to support rich and rigorous instruction. Written by popular literacy expert, Lori Oczkus, this resource provides useful tips, suggestions, and strategies to help students read and understand informational text effectively and support the implementation of today's standards. It includes practical, concrete lessons with teacher modeling, guided and independent practice, and informal assessments that can be used in the classroom right away. this is a must-have resource for all teachers!