Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Discussion Question 1
"Close reading should suggest close attention to the text; close attention to the relevant
experience, thought, and memory of the reader; close attention to the responses and interpretations of other readers; and close attention to the interactions among those elements."-Notice and Note
"Close reading, as described in this book, results when the reader analyzes any given text at the word or phrase level and also the paragraph and section levels. As the reader analyzes the text, he or she determines which details are most important and how these fit together logically to convey the authors central idea(s) or theme(s)."
-Close Reading of Informational Texts
Discussion Question 1:
The above quotes provide a definition of close reading from each of the texts we are reading. Based on the book you are reading, what similarities and differences do you see in how you would approach close reading of a fiction or nonfiction text? Can some of the elements of close reading be applied to both fiction and nonfiction? Give an example.
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