Close Reading is extremely engaging, productive and confidence-boosting for the struggling reader and the advanced reader alike. Critical thinking, a highly valuable skill, together with close reading are the keys not only to the Common Core, but future academic success.

Module 1 Close Reading Overview
Unit 1 Overview
Unit 2 Defining Close Reading
Unit 3 Close Reading Definition: Part I
Unit 4 Close Reading Definition: Part II
Unit 5 Anchor Standards
Unit 6 Reflections on Defining Close Reading
Unit 7 Overview Resources
Module 2 Common Core State Standards
Unit 1 ELA Standards Ladder
Unit 2 Explaining the Standards
Unit 3 CCSS Resources
Module 3 Be The Student
Unit 1 Activity: Be the Student
Unit 2 Be The Student Activity Debrief
Unit 3 Be the Student Activity Discussion
Unit 4 Reflections: Close Reading Simulation
Module 4 Text-Dependent Questions: Inferencing & Types
Unit 1 Text-Dependent Questions Introduction
Unit 2 Inferences & Assumptions
Unit 3 Types of Text-Dependent Questions
Unit 4 Core Understanding & Key Ideas
Unit 5 Vocabulary, Syntax & Structure
Unit 6 Culminating Task/Question
Unit 7 Activity: Identifying the Focus and Purpose of TDQs
Unit 8 Text-Dependent Questions - Inferencing Resources
Module 5 Text-Dependent Questions: Analyzing & Writing
Unit 1 Analyzing Questions for Text-Dependency
Unit 2 Analyzing Questions Based on 14 Cows for America
Unit 3 Activity: Analyzing Text-Dependent Questions
Unit 4 Writing Text-Dependent Questions
Unit 5 Final Thoughts on Text-Dependent Questions
Unit 6 Resources for Developing Text-Dependent Questions
Module 6 Role of Talk
Unit 1 The Role of Talk
Unit 2 Turn and Talk
Unit 3 Modeling Lesson: Turn and Talk Preschool
Unit 4 Turn and Talk Setup Guidelines
Unit 5 Content of Talk
Unit 6 Procedure for "Getting the Gist"
Unit 7 Modeling "Get the Gist"
Unit 8 Rigorous Text-Based Discussion
Unit 9 Reflections: The Role of Talk
Unit 10 Role of Talk Resources
Module 7 Scaffolds and Supports
Unit 1 Making it Work: Close Reading for All Students
Unit 2 Section 1: Visual Media
Unit 3 Modeling Lesson: Being a Detective from an Image
Unit 4 Student Interview About Clues
Unit 5 Experience the Concept Activity
Unit 6 Section 2: Picture Books
Unit 7 Picture Books for Older Students
Unit 8 Section 3: Annotation
Unit 9 Modeling Lesson: Being a Detective from a Text
Unit 10 Evidence
Unit 11 Section 4: Text-to-Text Comparison
Unit 12 Modeling Lesson: Text to Text
Unit 13 Final Thoughts About Text-to-Text Comparison
Unit 14 Writing in Response to Text
Unit 15 Resources for Scaffolds & Supports
Module 8 Designing a Plan
Unit 1 Lesson Planning
Unit 2 ACTIVITY: Create a Lesson Plan
Unit 3 Lesson Design Resources
Unit 4 Close Reading Conclusion