Close Look at Close Reading, A Gr 6-12

  • Title:Close Look at Close Reading, A: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6-12
  • Author:Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant, Kelly Johnson
  • Publication Date:May 2015
  • Grade Level:6-12
  • ISBN:9781416620099
  • Publisher:ASCD

Use this book to get timely and authoritative advice on how to incorporate close reading into middle and high school instruction. Emphasizing close reading's role in developing the thinking, speaking, and writing skills necessary for college and career readiness, the authors show you how to:

  • Use close reading to extend literacy skills taught in the early grades into middle and high school classrooms.
  • Plan and execute close reading sessions across the academic disciplines.
  • Prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by high-stakes assessments.
  • Apply close reading to develop students’ of disciplinary literacy—their ability to read, write, and communicate like historians, scientists, and other professionals.

Real-life scenarios and lots of tools and templates ensure the strategies and guidelines from the book are immediately actionable in your classroom—regardless of the linguistic, cultural, or academic background of your students.


Author Bio

Diane Lapp is a distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she teaches both preservice and graduate courses in literacy education. Lapp’s major areas of research and instruction are issues related to struggling readers and writers, their families, and their teachers.

Kelly Johnson, a National Board–certified teacher, is a Common Core support teacher in the San Diego Unified School District, where she works in classrooms with teachers modeling how to implement Common Core strategies across disciplines and grades. She received the California Reading Association’s Constance McCullough Research Award for her study on assessment and diagnostic instruction.

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