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Close reading is the perfect way to boost literacy and develop close reading skills. Each teacher’s book is fully photocopiable and full of finely levelled short texts designed to build comprehension and help children engage with what they have read.
Close reading involves careful study of a short text passage – reading, re-reading and questioning the text. Through this process children deepen their critical faculty, which is also essential to help them question and understand their wider world. Each teacher’s book contains 20 suitably complex short texts for close reading, linked to key comprehension objectives and including a detailed introduction and examples of annotated texts.
Each book contains:
- 20 photocopiable short texts designed to build close reading skills
- Engaging, snappy Lexile levelled texts for group, paired or solo reading
- Each text includes comprehension questions and answers linked to the curriculum
- Text marking ideas encourage children to annotate and read strategically