Close Reading in Elementary Schools
Stout, Meredith R.
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As the Common Core State Standards mandate that students be capable of reading and analyzing complex texts, close reading has become a common instructional practice in middle school classrooms. Research shows that close reading can be effective if introduced in the elementary grades. This body of research will show the effectiveness of close reading but will also refute criticisms of close reading and shine a light on the modifications needed in order to implement this instruction at the elementary level