Reading Together Identifing claim Identifing central idea Citing evidence Close reading Text structure Textual analysis
In this activity, students analyze the organization of Horton Hears a Who, a popular children’s book by Dr. Seuss. They create a working outline of the thesis statement, major heading, minor headings and subpoints.
Students perform a close reading of a text and analyze text structure. They practice identifying claims (thesis statements), central ideas, and supporting evidence.