Reading Together Close reading Textual analysis Teacher-led Assessment ELA Mathematics Science Social Studies Speak & Listen Conversation Reasoning
Students examine a text and actively seek out key words and phrases that indicate time and sequence. This reinforces their understanding of how certain words and phrases serve as "clues" in understanding a complicated text. Next, students create a visual representation of the sequence that is presented in the text.
In this close reading strategy, students learn to analyze a text, examine its structure, and follow the development of sequential ideas and events – all while reviewing content. During the discussion step, students gain experience in conversation, persuasion, reasoning, and citing evidence.