Mastering Close Reading Strategies for Effective Text Analysis

Focus Area: Student-Centered Literacy

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available July 2024


Close Reading is a process of careful, analytical reading. It involves repeated reading, text-based discussion, purposeful questioning, and written analysis of a complex text. In this workshop, participants will define the characteristics of close reading and purposeful questioning, experience, explore close reading examples in lessons, and have an opportunity to plan for an upcoming close reading lesson.


I plan high-quality 3-8 lessons for all research-based components of literacy instruction (Word Study, Writing, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension) that maintain high expectations for student performance.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity

Learning Experience

  • Define characteristics of close reading and purposeful questioning and why they are essential to support students’ success in literacy instruction
  • Explore resources and strategies for close reading
  • Build a plan for integrating close reading and purposeful questioning into an upcoming lesson