Close Reading Fundamentals (Quick Reference Guide)

  • Title:Close Reading Fundamentals (Quick Reference Guide)
  • Author:Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, Kelly Johnson
  • Publication Date:March 2017
  • ISBN:9781416624110
  • Publisher:ASCD

The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. In this quick reference guide, literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson provide strategies for helping teachers use literary and informational texts across the content areas to build students’ skills in comprehension, communication, and higher-order thinking. In addition to outlining the steps involved in close reading such as annotating texts, this guide will offer advice on assessing how well students derive and create meaning from what they read.


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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