This guide can be embedded into any website so students can view independently and follow instructions for close reading. An excellent student resource to use after close reading strategies have been directly taught!
Notice & Note, developed by Kylene Beers, is one of the best close reading strategies I have ever encountered. This blog entry examines the Notice & Note strategy which helps middle school and high school students close read a given text. Printable sheets and bookmarks to use in the classroom are provided.
These five reading strategies are ones I use all year long with eighth graders. This excellent article outlines step-by-step instruction for guiding middle school and high school students through a difficult text using close reading strategies. Detailed examples of the strategies using classic novels are provided.