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ERIC Number: EJ1043786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Unlocking the Secrets of Complex Text
Ehrenworth, Mary
Educational Leadership, v71 n3 p16-21 Nov 2013
"Our job is to instill in students a deep sense of engagement with the intricacies of complex texts, to rouse them to see more in the texts they read--and to do this in a way that makes them want to read more," writes Mary Ehrenworth. A tall order--but Ehrenworth presents specific close reading practices that teachers can implement to achieve it. She provides in-depth examples that show how teachers can teach students to read for multiple and implicit ideas, to analyze the writer's craft, to develop critical stances, to construct arguments, and to transfer the close reading practices they apply to a specific text to other texts. These strategies together create an approach that doesn't just tinker with students' reading skills, but transforms their ideas about what it means to read.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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