By exploring what close reading is and how to teach it, this book helps teachers implement it in their classroom to enrich students' literacy learning. The book is broken down into three parts: * Part I gives readers a clear definition of close reading & why it's important * Part II explores how to make close reading happen in the classroom * Part III investigates close reading in context, including 10 easy steps to implement close reading in the classroom and how to set short & long term goals Each chapter offers an explanation of and insights into its designated close reading focus with information on that topic as well as examples from site-based work with teachers and students, advice on how to avoid close reading pitfalls, and classroom-ready resources to use immediately. Questions for reflection are suggested at the end of all chapters to encourage readers to consider the implications on practice.
A former classroom teacher and professor of reading, Nancy Boyles is a literacy consultant, who provides workshops, model lessons, and curriculum support to districts and organizations nationally, regionally, and locally. Over the course of her career she has received numerous awards , including New England Reading Association's Outstanding Literacy Leader Award and Connecticut Reading Association's Celebrate Literacy Award for exemplary service.