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ERIC Number: EJ1139204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Do Text-dependent Questions Need to Be Teacher-Dependent? Close Reading from Another Angle
Santori, Diane; Belfatti, Monica
Reading Teacher, v70 n6 p649-657 May-Jun 2017
The term "close reading" often conjures up an image of a teacher asking students several scripted questions that encourage them to reread and critically examine a text. The teacher then evaluates the students' responses. In this article, the authors offer another approach to close reading--one that places students' text-dependent questions front and center as they collaboratively discuss the text and construct meaning. The authors analyze transcript excerpts from small-group discussions of narrative and informational texts to demonstrate elementary students' abilities to ask and answer their own text-dependent questions as they engage in close reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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