I want a way to introduce Close Reading to my students that will help them understand both the Why and the How behind the strategy. I am a big fan of David Therialt’s blog, “The Readiness is All” and his approach the analyzing a text or piece of artwork through the S.C.O.U.T. and T3 design. I give him complete credit for the PowerPoint that I created and will share with you. In it, I wanted to achieve two objectives:
1. Introduce students to the strategy and terminology
2. Allow for guided practice
For each strategy, I outlined what to look for, a poem to allow students to witness and participate in a close reading analysis, and a piece of visual rhetoric for them to practice themselves.