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Free Reading Whitepaper
The Habits of Close Reading
Author: D. Ray Reutzel, Ph.D.
Close Reading is a popular term today in elementary education and a requirement in the Common Core State Standards for ELA and other new, more rigorous standards. In order to ensure students are college and career ready, students will need to independently comprehend increasingly challenging texts and develop the skills and habits of mind necessary to unpack deep embedded meaning.
This whitepaper discusses:
Common misperceptions of what Close Reading is
The habits students must develop through Close Reading of complex texts
Strategies to successfully implement Close Reading as a practice embedded in reading instruction
Advice to administrators for supporting teachers in implementing Close Reading strategies
About the Author
Dr. D. Ray Reutzel
Dr. D. Ray Reutzel is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Wyoming and President of the Reading Hall of Fame.