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Journal > The Reading Teacher
Close reading in elementary schools
by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
|Grades||K – 5|
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.
Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2012). Close reading in elementary schools.The Reading Teacher, 66(3), 179-188.
Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
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Grades 1 – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Through a close reading of Amelia Bedelia, students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.