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Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading

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Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Two 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

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International Reading Association

 

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Close reading in elementary schools

Close reading is a recommended instructional approach to meet the challenges of teaching complex texts. But close readings are more common in high school and college than in elementary schools. In this article, we identify the components of close reading that were developed after a group of elementary school teachers observed their colleges in high school. In addition, we focus on the modifications necessary to implement close reading in elementary schools.

 

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