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Signposts: Close-Reading Strategies


Why teachers use close-reading strategies, according to Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst in Notice and Note” Strategies for Close Reading:


“We’d like to see them independently, confidently, and competently noticing those points in the story that they think might yield the most insight into the text, the author’s intentions, and the character’s motives; we want them to notice those moments that trigger their own memories and thoughts about their own lives, about other texts they have encountered, and about events in the world.  And we hope to see them pausing there to reflect, to articulate the questions that arise, and to speculate about possible answers and explanations.”



Notice & Note Signposts for Fiction