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Close Reading of Texts

Adapted from the original Prezi by Kevin Hodgson
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Jen Ward

on 6 August 2016

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Transcript of Close Reading of Texts

What It Is and How We Do It
Close Reading
What is Close Reading?
Strategies
"Close reading describes, in literary criticism, the careful, sustained interpretation of a brief passage of text. Such a reading places great emphasis on the particular over the general, paying close attention to individual words, syntax, and the order in which sentences and ideas unfold as they are read."
-- Wikipedia
Language
Narrative (Author Stance)
Context
Syntax
What We Emphasize with
Close Reading
Language
Context
Read once for general understanding
Re-read text for specific understanding
Annotate the text, making sure to record your questions, connections, and interpretations
Focus on specific questions of inquiry
Active reading
Close Reading Strategies
Word Choice
Vocabulary
Reading Complexity
Narrative (Author's Stance)
Who is telling the story or writing the article?
How are they telling the story or information?
What format is the story or article in?
Syntax
The order in which words appear
Repeated phrases
Style of writing (format, informal, etc.)
Historical context of document, information, story
Author's background
Close Reading in Action
Defining it Further
Why re-read a text?
First read: Determine what the text says
Second read: Determine how the text works
Third read: Evaluate quality of content and make connections
-- Tim Shanahan
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